I was recently asked whether I had ever finished the sweater I was knitting out of Cambridge’s fleece.
I thought I had posted these photos! The Kingscot cardigan is finished!
Here it is, on a “photo shoot” with the ewe herself. I love this photo not only because it’s kind of cool that I’m holding the sheep that gave me the beautiful fleece, but because of the onlookers in the background. Makes me laugh every time!
I saw Cambridge recently, and she is very busy growing my next fleece. You can already see, I think from above, but it’s looking a bit lighter in color. She is just CRANKING out the fleece, after a bit of a tough start I’m guessing because of the harsh winter, and I would not be surprised if her fleece was close to 10 pounds. (…of platinum to grey and GORGEOUS. Can’t wait.)
Yes, hawk-eyed friends, that IS a double pointed needle holding the cardigan shut.
Since then, I purchased some buttons made out of deer antler (as an homage to Lucy’s Great Adventure).
The sweater is softer than I imagined it could ever be — Cambridge’s fleece has been a big surprise on that front, I must say — and it almost looks shiny because the fibers are so lustrous.
I still have another big batch of her fleece left, which was just washed recently —
— and I am contemplating what I should be making with this fiber. I’m wondering if I can engineer a zipped vest with pockets that will take the place of the felted merino vest that I wear all the time to walk my dogs….to the drawing board….