My nephew Mark and Tracy adopted a newborn and I couldn't resist knitting this little bolero. As I love lace knitting in any form, I knit this little sweater for Sofie for her birthday. It has plenty of room for growing and as Sofie gets taller the sweater will be a shortie!! Notice the shine with just a dab of Angeline spun into the yarn!
In November I set off with my friend, Georgia for a unexpected trip to Ireland. Memories of this trip are etched in my heart. Put this trip on your bucket list--it does not disappoint!! Pictures are of Blarney Castle and the Guinness overlooking Dublin!
Thanks Ray!! What an amazing country with genuinely hospitable people. So enjoyed connecting with my roots and a culture where sheep outnumber humans by 2-1. Ireland is truly an Emerald Island. Pictures are of Finton at Rathburn Farm, Cliffs of Moher, shopping in Adare and my bargin handknit Aran sweater!!
About Us: Simple Gifts Farm grows fine fiber from our Olde English babydoll Sheep and our alpacas. Ray, Marti's husband, tends and shears the sheep and alpacas. In truth our sheep, alpacas and other animals are resident family members! Once our roving returns from the fiber processing mill, Marti spins the roving into yarn. As a passionate fiber artist, Marti designs patterns for hand spun natural and hand dyed yarns. In addition to making her fine yarns and roving available for purchase, Marti makes up kits with her patterns and yarn. Marti has great enthusiam for spinning, knitting and design. Marti loves to share her fiber dreams and loves to talk about her "furry" friends. Enjoy Ray's adventures as a gentleman farmer. Once the frost disappears, Ray's shovel is in the dirt. You can make our Blog a favorite. Add a comment. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you see something you like or you can call us at 203 378-0893.