Hi Sandie (Stash N Stitch)and Judy (Happy Acres),
Thank you so much for the beautiful comments of my FO pix. It inspires to know that they're being viewed.
Sandie - the pattern for the tam is from the book "Homespun Handknit", a compilation of patterns edited by Linda Ligon, published by Interweave Press. I know it's sold in book stores and yarn shops. It's a plain stockinette pattern, but I took a stitch pattern from "365 Knitting Stitches in A Year - Perpetual Calendar"; published by Martingale & Company. I bought it at a wool festival some years ago. You can probably get it at a book store; ISBN: 1-56477-432-5. It's great for finding other patterns to substitute for plain knitting. I've used it a lot!! 365 stitch patterns!! Lots of info, too. This was day Nov. 27, called "Small Twist Pattern".
As for the blue yarn, oh yeah! It takes me a while to spin up 8 oz. or so, especially when I'm plying it with other colors! I'm still spinning blue!! Working on 4 oz of a medium blue now; then there's 8 oz. of a navy blue to be done. Goal --- enough blue for a sweater. That's if the urge to knit a hat, mitts and socks don't take over! I always buy a color in abundance! Don't know why --- I think it's a "hoarding" thing. Hehehe.
Judy, the poncho is a pattern I bought about 5 yrs ago at the Michigan Wool Festival. This is the second poncho I've made with it. But some day, I want to try and change the bottom patterning from lace to something else. The pattern is from Ellen's 1/2 Pint Farm. Website: www.ellenshalfpintfarm.com Designed by Red Oak Designs and the pattern is "Poncho with Lace".
I don't know if they're still in business, or if the pattern is available for sale still. Hope you can find it ok.
Thanks again, gals! Happy spinning and knitting!
texture and test-knitting
5 weeks ago