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May 13

This is a photo of the first three sweaters in the seasons sweater series that I’ve been working on. You can see a bit of the fourth sweater at the bottom of the photo. The middle sweater with the trees and bunnies is the winter sweater in the series and I knit it in March. The oak and acorn sweater is in test knit right now. I’m hoping to get the remaining three sweaters into test knit this month. Drop us an email if you’d be interested in test knitting. I’ve started on the first of the May sweaters yesterday.

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May 1

I seem to have totally missed April. I’m still working on my two sweaters a month challenge and am nearly done with my sweaters for April. The photo of the sweater above is the hand spun sweater from March. The fleece is dorset fleece from Clark Farm in Carlisle. The design is a reknit of the first sweater I attempted on the knitting machine that came out too small generally and with some other sizing issues. I liked the design so I decided to reknit the sweater in another batch of handspun yarn. The blue was dyed with acid dyes. This was the hand spun sweater for March. I hope to post about the sweater from commercial yarns from March and the hand spun and commercial yarn sweaters from April soon.

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March 31

This is the February sweater from our Estabrook yarn. I’m working on a series of four seasons sweaters. The first was the autumnal sweater with the oak leaves and acorns. This is the spring sweater with snowdrops. I’m hoping to get this into test knitting soon. I’ve been working on March sweaters instead of writing the pattern. I’m nearly finished with March’s sweaters though and hope to get both the February and March sweater patterns in the Estabrook yarn written next. If you’d be interested in test knitting send me an email at cynthiawcraft@gmail.com.

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March 28

This is my handspun sweater from February. The grey is a romney merino cross that I purchased at the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival a few years ago. The white is a montadale fleece I purchased a while ago. I had never spun montadale before and enjoyed spinning it quite a bit. The pattern is mine with the yoke being knit by hand while on my travels in February to visit my brother in Napa Valley and my sister on the big Island in Hawaii and the body and sleeve knit on the machine. The resulting sweater is very comfortable and lovely to wear.

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February 29

Happy Leap Day.  I spent most of February traveling to visit my brother in California and then my sister in Hawaii on the big island.  I brought my knitting with me.  I completed or nearly completed two yokes that I’m still working on the bodies and sleeves for.  One is hand spun and one is from commercial yarn and destined to become a pattern, I hope.  The photo above is neither of these but a design that was finished before I left for my travels.  The pattern is currently being test knit.  With so many sweaters on the drawing board and under construction I’m hoping to post one each week in March.