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is soap-making day. And hopefully Post Office day...but we'll see about that. It's POURING right now - granted, it's 54*, so it's not freezing, but when I say Pouring, I mean....Thunder-Boomers. I ran out to milk at 5:30, because the rain had "stopped". Got Rosa and Annie on the stands; had Annie half-way done when *BOOM*!. ALL the goats Freaked Out, I had to stop and calm everybody down.....then the rain hit. Sounded like hail. :shudder:

I'm trying to upload photos of the Sweater....they're cell phone photos, because if I dig out the camera, I'll feel obligated to take "real" pictures of the goats, baby Surprise, Bree, the new bathroom.....it's best that I don't. :lol:

This was taken at 11.5", at the end of the FIRST ball of yarn.

I have to keep going to 16.5" before doing something "new" - in this case, binding off a few stitches for the armpit. It's mindless knitting for the most part - my fingers know the pattern, so I'm on auto-pilot.

Detail - I LOVE how the Northampton yarn knits up. I foresee many more purchases of this yarn - it's yummy, it's squishy, it knits up quickly, and the cables "pop".

If the sweater looks familiar, it should - it's identical to the one I finished for Sweet Geek earlier this year:

I don't have any hand-knits larger than socks, and I'm cold all the time. I decided to "splurge" and buy me a sweater's worth of yarn...I had this pattern, I've knit it before, so...why not? (And...splurge is funny, since it was only $49 worth of yarn. :snicker:) The detail shot is closer to the true color - it's a beautiful, deep, green.

Herself is up, so I'd better start getting stuff together for soaping.
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Current Mood: busybusy
spin a yarn
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From:Ali Snowdale
Date:December 29th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
I know you say it is easy....but it looks complicated.
And lovely!
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Date:December 29th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)

It IS easy - if you can knit and purl, you can do cable-knitting. All I'm doing is knitting the stitches out of order. Sounds hard, but it really isn't.
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From:Ali Snowdale
Date:December 30th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
I can *barely* knit and purl...slow and tedious.
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Date:December 30th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
:giggle: It gets easier and faster the more you do it. :wink: Of course, it's easy for *me* to say that.....I can't crochet to save my life. And I've tried. (OK, I have the basic idea down, but....that's about it. Too many things to remember for me to get it in my head!)
(spin a yarn)
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