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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Can We Say Baa?

Woot! I finished my Shy Sheep Vest today. I really love it despite the less than enthusiastic look on my face in this pic. We're all sick with head colds and this is all my sinuses would permit.

Pattern: Shy Sheep Vest

Designer: Mabel Corlett

Yarn: Peruvian Highland Wool - 3.75 balls of Natural and 4.25 balls of Tuscany Green

Several of you have asked where you can purchase this pattern. I bought mine at the Waterloo Knitters Fair, but Shelridge Farms sells it as a kit, or you can try and email Mabel Corlett at mabel at woolroom dot on dot ca and ask if she will sell you the pattern only.

A while back, I set up a poll asking for help in choosing a colour of Country Silk to use for the Lotus Blossom Shawl. The four choices were, Opal, Wine, Autumn or none of the above. It was a close race between the Wine and Autumn colours, with Wine in the lead with 39 votes and Autumn second with 38.

Well, 7 months later, I've finally made up my mind and bought this colour...


I am really happy with my choice and can't wait to start on my shawl.

I also bought some gorgeous red Fortissima 6-ply to make the Over the Knee socks from Handknit Holidays.

I'm going to finish off the few projects I have going first before I plunge into these new projects.

Here ya go, Minnie. A pic of hubby wearing his Inishmore.

He's so cheeky.

Keep On Knitting...


Shannon said...

I am usually in complete awe of your knitting but this time I am in LOVE, your vest is AWSOME. Really nice work Michelle. You are very talented knitter indeed. I hope the head cold clears up!

Katy said...

That vest is so great! I am adding it to my "someday" list. (Along with some of that laceweight silk. Yum!)
Let us know what comments you get when you wear it!

Joan said...

Wow, what a treat to see your knitting today! I'm going to order the pattern this week for the vest. And the yarn and the sweater are gorgeous Oh my! I'm slobbering on my keyboard.

jodi said...

Wow, that looks incredible. I'm in love with that shadow technique, now I want to run off and design something in it. Good job, and it looks great on you!

Samantha said...

Autumn is a great choice for the shawl. :) Ishnmore looks amazing on your husband. Well done!! And your vest is awesome! I love the shadow technique ... Something I'll have to learn this year. :)

dragon knitter said...

not baaaaaad (ducks). love both your vest, and inishmore on your hubby. now i understand, lol! my guy's big the long way (6'8"). still equals a lot of knitting, lol. that vest still looks black to me (am i color blind, or is it my monitor, lol?)

can't wait to see autumn all knit up, as well as the over hte knee socks.

Carol said...

Oh my goodness! That vest is totally awesome! Good luck with the cold and sinus thing -- feel better soon!

Curlie Girl said...

Ahhhh...that sheep vest is too cool. I bet you'll get so many people taking second looks at it, trying to figure it out...and how good will it be to tell them that YOU knit!

I ADORE the red sock yoarn for those delicious stockings!

And Autumn Country Silk is to die for!

You have to tell me if you're going to join the Yarn Harlot's Olympic challenge...and of course, what you're going to knit. I was thinking of doing the Lotus Blossom shawl with my country silk, but I haven't decided. Let me know dearie!

And how cute does hubby look in his Inishmore!

Happy knitting...and get better soon!

Rebekah said...

What great pictures today. I love the vest and INishmore. Both are beautiful.

Sharon said...

Love the vest and I do hope you are feeling better soon.

dragon knitter said...

who, me, addicted to lace? nah. although i do want to try tina after i get peacock done. and then, maybe the romance shawl? um, yeah, i'm not addicted! hey, i'm doing jaywalker socks, gimme a break! (and thanks for the vote of confidence, i'm nervous about it, lol)

Garngamen said...

Wow, That was really shadow knitting - fantastic! Found you through the olymics, Sweden is now organising its team! But we are not all there yet..

Wannietta said...

Awesome work - and Inishmore looks even better all filled out!
I dabbled in Shadow Knitting with the Alien Scarf for Stitch n Bitch - it's cool.