Sunday, 14 August 2011

WOOLEN RABBIT......


Hello there from sunny Yorkshire! We are here 'en masse' dogs, partners and Sophie. It's wonderful having a family week's holiday like this. Time to unwind, catchup and enjoy each other's company. So, this will be a quick post this evening, before our curry arrives!

 Remember the yarn I showed you a couple of weeks ago, that josiekitten bought me for my birthday? Well, I have to say, it is the loveliest yarn I have so far had the pleasure to knit with. It's 'Woolen Rabbit' , dyed by Kim up in the mountains of New Hampshire. Her colourways are stunning. I'm making Anne Hanson's 'Henley with a Twist'. It takes 4 skeins of the gorgeous 4ply. The stretchy, cabled design should produce a lovely close fit! The pattern is very easy to memorise and quite addictive.


So far, I've completed the back and one sleeve, with the second sleeve very nearly there.


The plan is to knit, knit, knit, as fast as I can, so that I am ready to begin another new project next week. That's all I can tell you about it at the moment, as it is the first pattern in Anne Hanson's 'Fall in Full Color'  club. The pattern is due to be released tomorrow, but not everyone has received their yarn yet, so I can't show the scrummy delight that I will be casting on with. Perhaps I'll have time to pop back during the week to show you.

Thankfully Oscar's paw is much, much better and he has been having great fun with Scott in Dalby Forest. Her he is just before we came away.


Thanks for stopping by. I always love to see you. Have a good week!

10 comments:

josiekitten said...

Hope you are having a lovely time. Can't wait to see the jumper being modelled!!

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

Ooo!! The yarn and pattern are lovely! Good luck with the rest of it. Glad to read Oscar is feeling better. :)

honeysuckleblue said...

Truly gorgeous yarn/sweater! And I love the sweet, sad, soulful eyes on that puppydog :)

Jenny said...

Glad to hear you are all having enjoying Yorkshire. The jumper looks gorgrous, as does the yarn. So hot here in Italy I am doing very little knitting and now i miss it. Please don't post about the local fish and chips, that craving hasnt started just yet but it will. Have a wonderful week.

Northern Monkey said...

That pattern and the yarn are gorgeous, I look forward to seeing it finished :)

Tracy said...

So glad to see you here, Ros... and Oscar too--glad you're all having a wonderful time away! That yarn is so pretty... it has an almost "denim" look to with, like a a pair of favorite jeans. That delicate pattern is glorious--really loving this one. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful color and pattern! Can't wait to see it finished!
Hi Oscar!

Teje said...

Hi Ros and Oscar! I'm happy to hear that Oscar is better! He looks so beautiful in the garden!
Your knitting is going to be lovely! That pattern is fantastic like also the blue yarn!
Have a great week!
xxx Teje

melissa said...

hope you have a wonderful time with your family!

the sweater is looking amazing!
and oscar is, of course, looking adorable!!

Jo said...

Oooh, that yarn is gorgous. I bet you'll have that pattern finished by now and be modelling the finished garment in your next post. Hope you've had a lovely holiday here in Yorkshire.