Finished Islay!

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

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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!

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May Cardigan

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