Thursday, March 29, 2007

dathliad!

I received a great email today, a birth announcement ...

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That is a beautiful baby Balwen lamb and Ewe...Welsh Mountain type...and lovely, don't you think! You can head over to bwlchyrhyd and wish them iechyd i galon (best of luck) and (celebration)...dathliad!

Seeing the sheep makes me think of the vest that I am working on, and the vest makes me think of the sheep that I spun the wool from - for the vest that I am working on.

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I brought the fleece from Betty Levin, a few years ago. I spun the wool from the locks, and now I am knitting the vest. I can remember standing in a line at the MS&W festival, with the bag of fleece in my hand. A knitter was in front of me. She introduced herself that way. She asked me if I was a spinner, and if so, how long would it take me to spin the wool and make something from it. hummmm, that is a loaded question to a spinner ...but to answer her question, I guess it has taken me, oh,

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about 2 years....

but if you want one just like it...

'll have it for you by the morning ;-)

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This is the front of the Boogie Vest, and I have come to the point of the v- neck.. and have to work with 2 separate balls of yarn and 2 sets of needles...eeeekkkkk.....

9 comments:

Fiberjoy said...

The little Welsh lamb is sooo cute!! Your grey vest looks very soft and warm. Nice.

Jessica at Bwlchyrhyd said...

How very surreal to open somebody else's blog and see things written in Welsh! :)

KnittingJones said...

Your Boogie vest looks so soft! I love it.

cyndy said...

FJ and KJ..glad you like the vest so far...

Jessica--Thank goodness for the the Welsh/English translator!

judy said...

I have made a copy of the pattern, yours is so inspiring. Does this mean you are going to Maryland this year?

finnsheep said...

The wool you spun for the vest has so much luster - - really shows off the pattern!
Grace

Judy said...

I see you got your book too...We got the BL the same year, which was the last time we were there...are you going this year? I already know I am not but the book just makes me want to say the h*ll with it and go anyhow!!! But I am going to Rhinebeck no matter what.

Anne said...

How absolutely adorable. Is there anything better than baby animals??

I have that MD T-shirt. I might have to bribe someone to get me this year's since the graphics are so stellar.

Cathy said...

Love the vest. Want to see a photo of 8 needles in process.

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