Vodka Gimlet


20140318_111527 I’m baaack! I have discovered that life can disrupt my blogging routine, as evidenced by the dearth of posts in the last several weeks.  I’ve been thinking about what to write but those words have not magically transported themselves from my mind into blog posts!

 

My most recent knitting journey took me on a wonderful trip into the world of organic yarn from Green Mountain Spinnery with minimal processing and no chemicals or dyes.  Creamy white and brown fleeces are combined to create the color.  I just think that is so very cool!  The smell of this wool is heavenly and the feel is what I like to call rustic.  I loved knitting with this wool that’s practically straight off the sheep!

 

This type of yarn definitely has specific uses.  It holds its shape and is sturdy so it would be a disaster for a lovely, drapey lace shawl.  You could use their Alpaca Elegance for that.  However, it was perfect for my Vodka Gimlet cardigan by Baby Cocktails!  This sweater knit up so quickly I could hardly believe it.  I wore it for the first time yesterday and I love, love, love it!  I will get some better pictures and post them later but for now these are what I have.

drying, notice the collar details!

drying, notice the collar details!

front detail before adding the shawl collar

 

 

In case you’re wondering, of course I celebrated my finished sweater with Vodka Gimlets with my sister and niece!

Also, to get a really good look at the sweater details, be sure to click on the photos!  I sometimes forget to do that……

 

 


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