Finished Islay!

Hi friends, just popping in because I’m so excited I had to share ….


I’ve finished my Islay! It¬†needs a good bath over the weekend, but I’m pleased as punch that I finished it — even more so because it was just in time for the deadline of the KAL that Shetland Trader hosted on Ravelry. ¬†I’ll do a fuller post with all my thoughts on this sweater soon, but suffice it to say that¬†it’s a great sweater, and I highly recommend the pattern!

Some exciting knitting plans are afoot this weekend, which may or may not include¬†some yarn shopping — looking forward to¬†telling you all about it soon.

One last thing: fiber and sustenance now has it’s very own Instagram account! ¬†If you’re on Instagram and like knitterly posts, follow along @fiberandsustenance.

Ok, that’s all for now! Hope you have a fabulous weekend — what do you have planned?

Rain, rain, go away

Rain, rain, go away

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It’s our second day of solid rain here on Kapiti Coast. ¬†But I can’t complain too much. ¬†It’s easier to spend the days inside working¬†when it’s dreary out. ¬†And I get to wear my Baffies around the house!

I made these back in October. ¬†They were the only project I managed to complete (or even cast on, for that matter!) from Kate Davies Seven Skeins Club, which culminated in the wonderful Buachaille book. ¬†Not because I didn’t want to make the rest, but other projects got in the way. ¬†Hopefully this fall, I’ll make more of the projects from the book. ¬†The Buachaille yarn is a joy to knit with — gorgeous colors, sproingy and sheepy, but not too coarse to wear next to the skin — a very special yarn indeed.¬†(There’s even a song about it!)

Wherever you are, I hope your week’s going well. ¬†Clear skies are¬†in the forecast for tomorrow. ¬†The rain’s not so bad, but I’m looking forward to the return of beach combing and blue skies.

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Monday morning, you could see Kapiti Island so clearly from the beach!

Happy Thursday!


FO Friday: May Cardigan

When I cast on Bristol Ivy’s May Cardigan at the beginning of April, my hope was that I’d be able to wear it to Maryland Sheep and Wool. ¬†As I mentioned Tuesday, that happened, but just barely! ¬†I stayed up late Saturday night finishing the first sleeve and furiously worked on the second sleeve on the drive to the festival! ¬†As we were pulling into the parking lot, I had about 15 stitches left to cast off on the sleeve — so I ended up sitting in the parking lot of the festival, feverishly doing a sewn cast off and quickly weaving the two ends of the completed sleeve in. ¬†It was the work of a few minutes, and my friends were kind enough to gamely wait! I initially felt a bit silly about it all, but in the end, was super happy I got to wear it Sunday. ¬†It was the perfect temperature for a light sweater!

May Cardigan

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