April Showers Bring May Flowers and Grass for Sheep

April is already in full swing. We have had plenty of rain to help the grass grow for our beautiful sheep. Lambs are growing so fast. Our last lambs will be born this week. It is a busy time of year.

Our April Knit/Spin/Crochet In will be held at the Red Barn Studio on the farm Saturday the 21st from 10-3.  We look forward to seeing you with your projects. Spring has inspired  me to look at ways to use up left over Yarn. The Cowl Knit-a-Long especially designed for Carolina FiberFest 20180417_10452520180417_104502offered an opportunity to show off your knitting skills with a special pattern designed for CFF. The picture shows my finished cowl with the limited edition pin CFF gave to those who wore their cowl to the event. With the left over yarn I knitted a sheep hat. While knitting the hat I ran out of the cowl yarn so I finished the crown with some handspun yarn that coordinated. Sheep buttons were added to the little crown for a sheepish touch.

The second picture is a pair of socks knitted with left over yarn from other socks. The first sock was knitted in a traditional color pattern. The second was inspired by the Iceberg sock pattern found on the internet that added intarsia knitting to the mix. It was a great thoughtful change in my sock pattern ideas. Something different! What do you do with your left over yarn? A friend knitted a whole sweater with left over yarn. She loves fingering weight and so it all coordinated into a wonderful and colorful sweater.

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