The Beginning and the End

I had received some beautiful hand dyed indigo wool roving from Dan Wibbels,  a distant cousin in Indiana.   I used my drum carder and blended the blue with white merino wool.  It spun up wonderfully. IMG_3449 I knitted it along with Brown Sheep navy and light gray yarn into a long sweater vest.  There is also my light blue hand spun yarn on the cap sleeves and around the collar.  I didn’t get a picture of the knitting on the needles, but here is a picture blocking the front vestDSC00082And a not so good picture of the back.DSC00081The finished project…..  I would have modeled it for a picture, but it’s in the mid 70’s here and WAY too warm to wear it.  IMG_3447IMG_3446IMG_3443I will wear it IF we get some cooler weather.  If not, there’s always next winter.

Duffy was impressed.

DSC00094See ya,

Sandy at My Yellow Swing

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About psobrien

Hi, my name is Sandy and I am a retired professional quilter turned fiber artist with my main interest in spinning wool , using natural plants to dye fiber to be used in tapestry weaving. I grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky, travelled around the world and now make my home in Southeastern Arizona with my husband, Pat and Duffy, our Westiepoo.
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4 Responses to The Beginning and the End

  1. I was looking at a similar sideways knit pattern in The Wheel but it called for spun yarn at 14dpi and my yarn is 24 wpi. I’ve decided to make something smaller until I work out how to go about it.
    Your jacket is really lovely ❤

  2. April Gatlin says:

    Kids had a snow day yesterday–so come visit us and you will get plenty of chances to wear it!! It’s beautiful! I love reading all about your work!

  3. Gail Terres says:

    Another beautiful creation by Sandy, your talent is amazing! My husband has had 2 episodes in the hospital in Tucson so I have been very busy. I miss seeing you on Monday’s at rec 2. Maybe I will be able to come this Monday. Gail

  4. Excellent work from the blending, spinning, knitting and finished jacket-very pretty work!

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