Wednesday, November 12, 2008

OFF The Needles...
a.k.a. What I REALLY Love about my Job!

It's DONE!
Well, all except darning in the ends and adding tassels on the two corners

I used the beautiful, red roving that I bought two years ago and used the multi-color roving that I bought at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival for the border. I made the pattern up as I went along and am VERY happy with how it turned out!

I was afraid that I would screw up the border. I've never knitted one on before. Although, I did make this quite easy ~ just picked up the live stitches and knit in a different color. That probably doesn't even qualify as a real "border", but I'm happy with it!

I knit the Whole Thing at work! One of the perks of working the later evening hours is that there are quiet times when we don't get a lot of calls. I don't have to pretend to busy. So, I KNIT!

DREAM says...

..."Nice, Mom. Are you gonna come FEED us now???"

I'm on my way Dreamer. On my way!

P.S. I've been having 'blogger issues' for the past few days and could not only not post ~ I was also unable to leave comments on anyone else's blog. VERY frustrating as there were some wonderful posts out there! Apparently, Blogger decided to change my user name and password without telling me. Seriously!


  1. Very pretty. I like the colors and I like the texture.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I want YOUR job...hehehe

  3. Beautiful Nancy! Great job!

  4. It's lovely Nancy - I really like the colors....that's a nice perk - knitting at work :)

  5. Something about that combination of colors makes it look so *exotic* - sort of Morrocan/Arabian Nights-ish...


    (hope your blogging problems are solved - such a pain, isn't it?!)

  6. I just came across your blog and love the pictures, when I scrolled down to read your other blog entry's and seen the pictures of your lambs...they are sooo beautiful, I just want to reach in and hug them. I have always had goats and at one time a large herd of Angoras but never had sheep....not because I did not want them....just it would have been the last straw for my husband!! Have to hug and admire other peoples.

  7. terry8:31 PM


    Good thing you took a photo because I wouldn't've BELIEVED you were done SPINNING AND KNITTING it already--it's beautiful!!! Nice perks on your job...are you home all day Sunday? It's HAY time....

  8. What nice colors! BTW, that's my kind of job....

  9. Nice job, and nice job! I am so impressed with your spinning, designing and knitting.

  10. SO BEAUTIFUL! I loved seeing that beautiful yarn you shared with us as you spun it, in its final form. Sheep to Shawl, what fun!

  11. Beautiful!!! That is definitely a perk to be able to knit on your down time at work. :)

  12. Beautiful work Nancy! I love the border and the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I'll ditto everyone elses comments! And I love it.

  14. Really lovely. "Rasberry" is one of my favourite colours :o)



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