It has been such a pleasure watching all the finished Daughter of a Shepherd projects popping up in the KAL & CAL Ravelry thread and across social media over the past few months. A huge thank you to everyone who joined in and for all your feedback about the yarn – I’m so thrilled you love it as much as me! I have picked a handful of projects to show you on the blog but do hop over to Ravelry to see them all.
There are a host of Hebridean Haps:
It has been especially interesting to see the naturally dark Hebridean yarn used with contrasting colours, both natural whites and bright dyed shades – click on the images for more information about each project:
Other projects include hats, mitts and cowls:
And there were a few garments as well:
And although he didn’t enter the thread, Tom of Holland has completed his incredible Boxpleat Jumper, knit using the sequence knitting technique. You can read more about it and see other photographs by Jeni Reid over on Tom’s blog.
We had one crocheted shawl which has the most wonderful story attached to it and I will be sharing that with you in the coming months:
In order to pick the winners I turned to Mr K who is now an experience random number generator, and the following knitters and their projects were selected for prizes…
Many congratulations to the winners!
As for me, well I’ve completed a Hebridean Hap which is still sat in the ‘to be blocked’ pile but judging by the change in weather over the past few days I better get a move on as it looks like I’ll soon be needing it! A Lambing Shed hat and mitts set is all done and awaiting is pom pom, and I’ve also knit a Daughter of a Shepherd version of my ever-popular POP! Baby Cardigan pattern, a copy of which was gifted to everyone who successfully finished and posted in the thread as a token of my appreciation:
I am busy gearing up for Yarndale which takes place the weekend of the 24th and 25th September at Skipton Auction Mart. There are a lot of plans afoot and over the next couple of weeks I will be making a few exciting announcements about some new products heading to the Daughter of a Shepherd shelves, which will be on sale both online and at the festival. There will also be the penultimate update of the 2015 clip. Yes, the mill have nearly finished working their way through the fibre and in addition to the recently received delivery there is only one more to come, so if you’ve been holding off to try and buy the yarn please don’t hesitate for much longer as you might miss out. I’ll announce the date and time for the update in the next few days on the blog and via the newsletter.
As ever, thank you everyone for your ongoing support.
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