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I’m finally getting around to posting a picture of the yarn spun from the romeldale and  wensleydale cross that I got from Heathered Ridge Farm.  I spun up singles from each breed and plyed them, softness with strength.  Then dyed it with Jaquard chartruese with a touch of extra yellow. The singles were spun on an antique Norwegian table wheel and plyed on a 24″ Reeves.  Hope to make a shawllette from it.

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I can’t believe it,  I actually got another pair of Sanquhar gloves done in record time for me.  This pair only took me six months to get knitted.  All that needs to be done now is to get them blocked.  I used the S.W.R.I. pattern for the Sanquhar gloves in the Shepherd’s Plaid design.  I spun the yarn using wensleydale wool, knit on OO size dp needles, the fingers were knit on 4″ size O bamboo dp’s.   I made some changes in the pattern as I was working on them, so there are visible differences between the right and left back of hand patterning, plus I didn’t do the cuff.  This was a difficult pattern for me to  follow, but after charting out the details and a lot of cursing I managed to get through them.

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I broke down and got a set of Kentucky English wool combs, they are wicked but wonderful.  I ordered them from The Woolery, it took about 2 weeks to get them.  I use these for the long wools, wensleydale, BFL  and cotswold.

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