I have been working with fleece
The fleece made it ashore
from Pam and Gary since August. We carted it to the island off Salem, MA by boston whaler and dinghy. I didn’t have hot water or a bath tub so I washed it in batches with Joy in a spackle bucket
after I trimmed off the dingleberries. It remained in our car while we cruised on the boat for two months. It moved with us into our house in the Adirondacks.
Once we settled in, I started playing with it in January. I hand carded it and spun it in a few different weights. Then I designed sweaters for Pam and Gary’s grandkids. I based an Aran sweater on one that Tim’s mom had made for Jeremy and Andre 20 years ago.
For the girls, I got colorful. I dyed the yarn with Kool Aid and then made two seamless yoke sweaters, one with stripes and the other with a hawaiian flower. I wasn’t sure if I would have enough yarn to finish so the last of the 4 sweaters I knit from cuff to cuff and incorporated all the colors. I think I like the aran and this funky sweater the best. Now all the ends have been trimmed and I am getting ready to send them off. Now what will I do?