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FO: Lady Eleanor

January 21, 2008

It’s finished! According to the archives, I dyed the wool sometime in February, got some of the first spun yarn off the bobbins in May, started knitting it in September, and finished it in December.

That photo is courtesy of TheBon.  She took the photo during our egg-roll party which was a smashing hit!  Anthony’s birthday is Dec 24th, we wanted to do something special for it this year.  Since people are usually busy and with their families during that time, we decided to wait until things had calmed down a bit and people were available again.

Somewhere along the way, I decided that we should have an egg-roll party, and the two things became one.  We provided the wrappers, oil, and dipping sauces.  Everyone else brought the fillings.  We had apple pie egg-rolls and brussel sprout and pancheta egg-rolls.  It was so good!  Bonnie also has a great post about the party here if you are interested.

Back to knitting.  Even though this is being posted mid-January, this was actually the last FO of 2007.  I had several things that were very close to finished, so I pushed through and finished this up the last week of December.  I have worn it and received many compliments on it.  Plus I get to show off that I dyed, spun and knit this beauty and watch the muggles jaws drop.

I was intending for this to be worthy of entry for competition at the Black Sheep Festival.  Unfortunately, I have a section where I did half a row, and turned back.  I could claim it was a short row shaping for my shoulder, but I don’t think they’ll believe me.  It means that I probably won’t have anything large to enter this year unless I get to spinning and knitting quickly.  I do plan on entering some spun yarn and maybe a smaller project.

I loved making the Lady Eleanor, and while there are many people who have made it already, if you haven’t it’s beautiful and fun to make.  Plus, if you spin, I made this out of merino (so squishy soft) for about $30.  Can’t beat that!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2008 11:17 am

    I totally need to practice up on spinning singles so I can spin for my own too. So lovely!

  2. January 21, 2008 2:26 pm


  3. January 21, 2008 8:09 pm

    Wow –! That is beautiful.

  4. January 22, 2008 5:15 am

    It’s gorgeous! And how fabulous, that you spun the yarn for it yourself. I love the way the colors turned out.

  5. Dad permalink
    January 22, 2008 6:19 pm

    Good job!!!!!

  6. Mom permalink
    January 22, 2008 6:25 pm

    I love it, beautiful work sweetie :)

  7. January 22, 2008 8:04 pm

    wow it turned out great! now if i could just feel it through the monitor to see how soft it is :wink:

  8. January 28, 2008 3:18 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Makes me want to start on one right now!

  9. January 30, 2008 8:14 am

    Gorgeous! I’m in love with the colors. It looks fabulous on you!

  10. February 11, 2008 9:29 pm

    That’s gorgeous!
    Oh, and like you, I am getting on top of my bloglines. Obviously LOL. Not down to zero yet, but yes…I will feel on top of my world, too!

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