Thursday, March 17, 2011

All Things Sheepy Thursday


It seems to me that a lot of bloggers have themes on certain days. I appreciate reading what people write on those days, but I never really jumped on those opportunities. While I can't promise that I'll stick to a sheepy theme, I'm going to give it a try.

I have three separate projects ongoing, not including the WIPs that are languishing up in the yarn room. Two of those projects are sort of top secret, so I can't show them here. That leaves the vest.


When last I talked about Cloud Chaser, I was saying a little prayer that what the designer wrote-- and, more importantly, how I was interpreting her words--would work out. I found myself thinking how annoying it was to be told to buy four skeins of Honor, when clearly, 3 would get the job done. I take that back because as I near the center point of the collar, I am also nearing the end of the third skein of yarn. It will take all four.


The pattern is multi-directional knitting at its finest. I've found my rhythm, and the collar, while time consuming, should be done, soon. After that, all that needs to be knitted is the border around the armholes, which is said to further connect the pieces, and it'll be completely done.


Seamlessly. Literally. I'm hoping to be wearing it by the end of the month.


The photo at the top is a close up of my new umbrella. I have a hard time hanging onto things like umbrellas, but this one stands a real chance of survival. In the first place, it's unlikely to be borrowed by the men in the house, and in the second...who would chance losing something as precious as this? I love the shamrock brand on the black sheep's behind. There will be no risk of losing it today as it's sunny with no chance of rain. Again.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, friends. Let the Guinness flow!

18 comments:

Stephanie V said...

I love that umbrella. No, wait, I want one!

Your Cloud Chaser is going to be stunning! I'm starting to think I want to make one, too. Yours is such a perfect color.

Rudee said...

I will get one for you Stephanie if you want me to!

Anonymous said...

I adore cloud chasers because I’m intrigued by directional knitting, and by the contrast and unique fit you can obtain when you combine directions, I decided to take a dual approach for this design. The back is knit from hem to neckline, and fully cabled. The cables have a bit of stretch to them, allowing for a slimming fit. The finished product was cloud chaser to die for. Hugs...

Anonymous said...

A cloud chaser is seasonless and is great over tanks, tees, or long sleeves. Equally great with jeans or even something more dressy, it’s the perfect wardrobe extender.
Just thought you'd like to know in case you were planning only to wear your chaser in the spring...

The Bug said...

Looking good! I LOVE the umbrella - had to share with Dr. M :)

Miss 376 said...

Love the umbrella, and the vest looks amazing

sapphireblue said...

Looks like its almost complete.

unmitigated me said...

I can't wait to see that cloud chaser on you!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh my gosh that vest is lovely! i am so looking forward to seeing it finished!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxo

Finding Pam said...

The color is fantastic on your Cloud Chaser. I can't wait to see it on you.

Brenda said...

It is Beautiful! Happy St Pat's

Gail said...

Leo looks like he may consider using it!

Pandora's Box of FIber said...

OMG. Can you tell me what brand that Sheepie umbrella is? I need to own one!!!!!

debra said...

You know me and knitting :-/ but the umbrella! I love it!! And how about the spring temperatures? Heavenly!

Rudee said...

For inquiring minds, the umbrella is from the Dublin Gift Company. I googled Black Sheep Umbrella and my exact umbrella was the second hit--sold on Amazon, too.

NCmountainwoman said...

The vest looks gorgeous!

Mimi said...

I'm a bit late, but Happy St. Patrick's Day, Rudee!
Love that umbrella, have never seen one here in Dublin, isn't that funny!
As long as you've any bit of green, you're more than welcome to join in the party!
Sláinte!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Love the umbrella too. Your knitting is absolutely amazing work. I am so impressed. I learned something this week after posting about my shopping bag tote. The material once it is cut and rolled ready to use is called plarn. You may have heard that word I had not. Plastic yarn. You can buy it already rolled but to me that defeats the point of using the recycled shopping bags. Just saying.
QMM