Monday, January 17, 2011
Lamb from Scratch
A little while ago, one of my favorite designers, Susan B. Anderson (I know, you've heard a lot about her from me), designed a lamb pattern made from her very own handspun wool. The lamb was so cute and it was so neat that Susan got to use her own yarn. I've been wanting to learn to spin. But that's another story for another time.
Originally, Susan named the pattern Lambspun, but had to go back and change it because apparently Lambspun is actually the name of a fiber arts company. So it is now called Lamb from Scratch. This name fits as well!
brown & cream skein I purchased was the softest - which surprised me because most of the other fiber she had available was a bit coarse.
There were other items available for purchase, but....let's just say they weren't quite our style, and some of them things we could easily do ourselves. What I did take from the open house (aside from the yarn) was that if I ever was interested in learning to spin, here was someone who could teach me. It's good to have those resources available.
Okay - so back to my quick project. The brown & cream yarn I purchased would be perfect for this pattern. The minute I saw the pattern on Susan's blog, I knew what I'd make it with. I purchased the pattern fairly quickly and then set it aside as holiday knitting took over.
Now, here I am, recuperating from the holidays and I've been able to pick it back up again.
I finished this little lamb in only a couple days. It could be done in a day if you have the time. I had most of the body finished in just a couple hours. It was actually the little pieces that took me the longest.
Mom's bag, and once that's done, I'll move on to J's gloves. :)
Hooray for instant gratification!