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FO - Almost

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I wanted to knit a sweater for the poor DH this year -- and I did. Here it is, Thwaite, from the Rowan British Sheep Breeds book. If you are on Ravelry, check out my Thwaite details - I'm fairislefanatic. Unfortunately, Alan's arms have somehow shrunk over the holidays -- I swear I had him try on the body of the sweater and I measured how long the sleeves should be.....how come his arms shrunk 3" !!!
It's one of those mysteries of life. I did make a matching hat -- the front bands and collar are K1P1 rib....so he has a ribbed hat to match. Happy New Year - good knitting to all!

Twas the night before Christmas....

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We've had a lot of snow already this year -- it makes it challenging when you drive a Mini.....but with good snow tires we managed to do all of our errands, and the last trip to the Post Office before the Holidays......
you'd be surprised how much you can pack into a Mini!
The Hibiscus doesn't seem to realize that it's December.....but Caelee does-she's tucked up, all nice and warm in her basket,
and Daisy is under the tree, waiting patiently for Santa......
Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel! Happy Hanukkah! and of course, Happy New Year!

What Kind of Sweater am I????

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A TURTLENECK!

You Are a Turtleneck Sweater You are sophisticated, streetwise, and even a little cynical.
You are quite cultured, and you don't fall for gimmicks or trends easily.

You are naturally chic. You have a urban, cosmopolitan style.
And you know that the secret to looking good is not trying too hard! What Kind of Sweater Are You?

I used to love turtleneck sweaters.......but as I've gotten older, the turtleneck sweater and I have parted company -- except for one or two I keep on hand for those really cold days (LIKE TODAY).....when I'm out shoveling, or snow blowing, or feeding the birds.........then I remember just why I loved turtlenecks.

Rowan Purelife - British Breed Sheep

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I have been knitting......really I have....honest!


The Rowan Addiction that I mentioned earlier this year? Well, it is still with me......I decided just to go with it, let it run it's course, and see what happens next.....it can't be bad right?


So right now I'm knitting with the Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds yarn - chunky weight in Black Welsh - what can I say.......feels good, knits up beautifully, and it smells like sheep!


What more could a girl possibly want?



The first pattern book for this yarn is full of gorgeous photos...the models are good looking clean fresh faced, dressed in luscious sweaters, and at time surrounded by sheep.


I'm knitting the "Thwaite Mens" sweater for the hubby. He's been waiting for a hand knit sweater for a long time ... poor guy .... so I'm going to have this done for him by Christmas.

Progress has been good....the back is done, as is the left front and I'm almost done the right front. Then all it will take is two sle…