Thursday, January 14, 2010
We returned home on Tuesday evening with 2,000 miles, one new dog and two sweaters to show for part of our trip. The dog has gone to "boot camp" until we get her manners tuned up and she's ready to come home and be integrated into our small herd at home. The sweaters will be finished and mailed off to Afghans for Afghans for their current campaign...they are in need of sweaters, hats, mittens and blankets for children 7-14. I love knitting this neck down pattern...it's a great stash buster and there's no sewing when you're finished.
However...I seriously underestimated how much yarn to take with me, so after finishing the blue sweater, I found myself with this limited palette for the second: rust red/brown, Christmas green, and lime green. I think it could be the ugliest sweater ever, but Mr. Sunflower kept assuring me that someone will like it.
On a happier note...my new drum carder arrived while I was gone last week, so it will get set up on Saturday and I hope to be selling batts again on my Etsy shop sooner than later. Very cool!