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Monday, January 30, 2006

c is for calf

i was too late to join the abc-along, but couldn't resist the c.
tippy tail (my favorite cow) just had a baby bull calf last week. dd took the photo. we have one more baby bull, daisy is the mom, no photo of him yet.
cathy, they are from our charolais bull :-) the mamas are black!

swatching, swatching. couldn't decide what to knit for harlot's olympic knit challenge, then i saw this knitting off the cuff team. we don't need no stinking patterns ;-0

the yarn is jamieson's soft shetland, from when they had their close-out sale. color is peppercorn, and i wish i had more, it's a lovely brown-green tweed with flecks of rust. i'm thinking ganseyish design, with this rib from nancy bush's knitting on the road conwy socks as the hem. plain body, and maybe a modification of the rib in the yoke. my man doesn't care for fussy sweaters. it's tough designing a man's sweater that's fairly plain, but still attractive and not too boring to knit.

plain stockinette and yummy wool, what could be finer?

p.s. thanks for all the basket compliments :-) i think i emailed everyone privately, but if i missed someone, thanks!


Blogger Terri said...

Love all the colors in this wool. The baby calf is so adorable. Sammy says he wants to play with him.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Steph said...

That is gorgeous yarn. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

2:44 PM  
Blogger kimber said...

No more peppercorn color? I'm so sad........

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Dianna said...

Beautiful yarn! Great cabling!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Leslie Shelor said...

Love the C for calf! Such a beautiful baby! And the yarn is lovely, too!

7:02 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

That peppercorn color is so cozy!! and that 'C'alf is soooo cute!!

9:31 PM  
Blogger melanie said...

Baby bull is a cutie. I love that Conwy rib, and it looks very nice in the browny-greeny-rust tweed.

11:54 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Join the ABC-along right now!! Anne is still allowing people to join. :-). I look forward to your A and B. Love the calf - and tippy tail - how perfect. And the horse watching thru the fence. Is it yours? And the yarn. And the button.

1:02 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Hey there - I saw your request come thru so I went ahead and added you to the ring - code should be coming to you momentarily.

8:51 AM  
Blogger jenknits said...

Mmmm love the peppercorn. And the calf is too cute!

7:46 PM  
Blogger Marlene said...

What beautiful yarn! Knitting miles and miles of stockinette might not be so bad with such pretty yarn.

12:31 PM  

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