Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cable Knit from the Farm

My mother-in-law Kathy is one of the most talented knitters and crocheters I know! She makes beautiful projects in all shapes and sizes. Her knitted work is is one of my favorite gifts to receive. She recently made me this beautiful cowl neck and matching boot cuffs as an early Christmas present.

What makes this gift even more special is that last year I spun Kathy a pound of single ply, un-dyed mohair yarn from our goats. I know how much she likes to knit, so I told her we could get together and dye it in any color she liked and she could make something with it. Being the generous person that she is, she said that she wanted to dye it in my favorite color (rust) and make me something.

This yarn has been the gift that keeps on giving. It has passed through my hands and her's and we've each added our own artistic gift to make something beautiful together.

I'm especially excited because this is the first knitted thing that I possess from our goats. In the 6 years I've raised Angora Goats I've never made myself anything with their Mohair. I dye it, sell it, give it away, but I don't have a single stitch of Mohair yarn made into anything.

I'm thankful now to have this beautiful cowl neck made in a blend of our yarn. Kathy knits in all sorts of styles, but my favorite is the detailed traditional knitted patterns. I love cables! The more cables and twists the better...she knows that about me. 

1 comment:

mommar6 said...

What a special gift. You'll alwsys treasure this! It's beautiful

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