It’s been a frenzy of knitting chez Stashaholic. I’m on a mission to finish up WIPs so it’s been a bit of a blur. Apologies in advance to those on dialup – this is a biggie!

Of course what’s Christmas without a little bling?

Yarn: Wisdom Yarns Marathon Socks–North Pole
Needles 2.25
Basic sock pattern

Yarn: Diamond Yarns Foot Loose
Needle: 2.25
Pattern: Through The Loops (Ravelry link)
These were a mystery sock along – I love the way they came out. I do have both done but apparently I only took a picture of one of them.

Yarn: Austermann Step
Needles 2.25
Pattern: generic sock

My dad’s Christmas socks are finally complete. This was the third attempt. The first one was too brown, the second one was not dad proof (must go in washer/dryer and it didn’t), but this one is just right.

And just in case you thought all I was knitting was socks, I have a finished sweater!

This yarn was brought to me by Keziah from Scotland and means more to me than any other yarn in my stash. A few attempts at a sweater later, I settled on this one.

Pattern: Mondo Cable Cardi
Yarn: New Lanark Donegal Silk Tweed Aran
Needles: 4.5mm

It’s really hard to photograph a black sweater so here’s one of it blocking so you can see the cables in the front. I’ve since attached clasps (I hate buttons) and it looks great.

Last weekend I went to visit Keziah and her wonderful family (who adopted me 20 years ago and still apparently love me!).

One of our visits was to my new favourite place down there. The Fibre Garden is in lovely Jordan (along with the best fudge in the world) and is run by John and Alan. It’s a good thing I only visit every quarter or I’d be destitute!

Here’s a virtual tour:

Because they are Majacraft dealers I was able to order a lace flyer for the Little Gem and a few extra bobbins as my Christmas gift to myself. I must have been a very good girl this year

I also couldn’t resist the following goodies (I don’t think you’ll blame me)

And a beautiful laceweight called Crushed Grapes (appropriate for the Niagara Region)

The yarn diet has officially begun – I have to save for Rhinebeck, and with my new lace flyer, the fibre in my stash will last me about 10 years!

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3 thoughts on “From Sheep to Shoe

  1. OMG. I want to go next time! oh the fiber! and those batts of intense colour rolled up up like big ol fluffy blankets make me very happy.

    congrats on a finishing spree. All your goodies look lovely as per usual! you certainly have been prolific lately!


  2. Beautiful work Sis! Love the way the socks turned out and the cardigan is fabulous. Sorry, I think I drooled on your photos from the Fibre Garden. All those colours are just so yummy.

    Love ya!

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