Our Geek Pride challenge was to make a project inspired by another competitor's project. My friend Val, from Maine, who plays for Team Impala, fans of the show Supernatural, knitted these mitts for a challenge last round and I thought they were pretty sassy. I've actually added quite a few items to my knitting queue due to her awesome projects. Anyways, I decided to make these using yarn from my farm that I dyed. There is something to be said for using your own product. Knowing that I was in charge of those animals health and care, that I sorted their raw fleece and prepped it so it could become the yarn that it is. Finally to knit with that yarn just completes the experience.
I was very pleased with our early Spring because the early blooming Lilacs really compliment the Purple tones in my yarn. If I had more of it, I'd rename it Lilac but, alas, I have sold out of this colorway. Hopefully I will get enough fiber to create another run of yarn that is similar so I can dye more of this.
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