… and I have been knitting hats too…
These hats were made using the vintage yarn my mum gave me a while back… I had to be creative when I ran out of the main colour with this hat:
This is my version of Donna Smith Baa-ble Hat. I have used the wool from my local biodynamic farm. They only have these three colours in chunky (blue, green and white) so that was lucky… The black is from local sheep too. It comes from the leftover yarn from this cardigan I knitted for myself a few years ago – (see below) –
That was yesterday, during a lovely walk with my friend Barbara (she took the photo).
I knitted this cardigan a few years ago. I just made it up as I was knitting it, over 3 years ago. It was quite ambitious, considering I had only knitted one jumper (picture below) and a few scarves and shawls before that… But I was eager to knit the kind of clothes I wanted to wear but couldn’t find in stores.
I decided to make up my very own cardigan, entirely made with local yarn. The grey comes from the sheep from my local biodynamic farm and the natural darker shade comes from the sheep grazing right in the valley where we used to live, in Ashdown Forest.
I really like using the wool from the sheep who live and graze around where I live. It makes me feel deeply connected to my natural environment!
Here is jumper number 1 which I knitted in Summer 2012:
I have been wearing this cardigan a lot! Pretty much every single day of Autumn and Winter (and on some days in Spring and Summer too) ever since I finished it. Yes there is an extra stripe on the right sleeve. I pondered for a while, wondering wether it was bothering me or not. I realised that actually, it does not.
I suppose it’s my cardigan equivalent of Mr Gru’s scarf, as it’s stripy and we both wear it all the time!