The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is coming up. Last year at the festival I bought a beautiful skein of Dark Horse Leicester Longwool from Hill Farm, specifically because I wanted to make something with native Maryland wool to enter in this year’s competition.
I was thinking of holding it together with some Queensland Collection Soft Comfort Mohair, and was planning on knitting Tubey by Cassi Rovetti, published inKnitty. Well, I got it home and swatched and, lovely as it was, decided it would be a bit itchy for a tube top. So, instead I knit a felted, cabled tote bag. I used a bead I’d picked up from an Ocean City shop as a button. The pattern is by Amanda Silvera, and it’s the Braided Cable Handle Tote. I think it’s fabulous, and will be proud to enter it in this year’s festival.
My other entry will be After Summer Merrily socks, and I’ll post about them later.
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The people I love and who love me.
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Craftlit’s April giveaway is for Knitted Mitts and Mittens. Also closes April 30. The mereknits blog’s “Chocolate Yarn” giveaway (closes April 10). The Musk Ox blood is giving away Qiviut!!! Drawing April 30.