I do a fair amount of knitting over here, but rarely share finished projects with you. I'm not sure why, but sometimes I feel like you don't need to know what's in my project basket or what's blocking by the fire.
This one, though, is special.
Because this yarn began it's journey right here on the farm. Home grown, home dyed, hand knit. All by me.
When we took our road-trip last fall I dropped a huge bundle of our flock's wool off at Green Mountain Spinnery in Vermont. Two year's worth of fiber from our ewes and lambs. When the wool came home a couple of weeks ago I set to work immediately to dye some skeins, then cast on my first project. And nothing could be more satisfying that knitting with yarn you grew yourself. (Who knew?)
The pattern is Lonely Tree, and I dyed the wool with dyes from Greener Shades, blending a purple, blue, and pink. You can find my project here on Ravelry.
My next project with our homegrown yarn will be natural dyes, using the black hollyhocks that I grew last summer, elderberries I harvested from our farm, and pokeweed that Lupine and I foraged on our return trip from Maine. I can hardly wait to get started!
Thanks to Pete for the photos. x