Thank the Sheep

This weekend was gloriously warm and sunny.
Perfect for washing fleece!

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Here are Felix and Griff batches drying on the picnic table.

They looked so gorgeous sitting there that I just had to take a minute to thanks the sheeps that make this all possible.

So I went out to visit the guys and spend a little time telling them how cool they are.

And I took them some of their favorite treats- salmonberry branches.

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What a cool bunch of guys.

Also wanted to provide an update on the Monkey Sweater.

Here’s the thing. It was done. Off the needles.

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And I liked it.
Really.

But I didn’t love it. And it was my fault.
I made it too large.

I can wear it (and have), and the shoulders fit fine, and the sleeves are the right length and everything.

But somehow the body is too big. Baggy.
And when I wear it, I think it looks kinda schlumpy.

And I don’t want that for the Monkey Sweater.
I want to love the Monkey Sweater.

I’ve been thinking about it alot.
And I tried it on again yesterday and came up with a plan.

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I’m taking it in.
All the way up each side and through the underarm.

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According to my not-so-scientific calculations, that should bring it back to Perfect Sweater size.

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I intend to operate tomorrow.

Wish me luck.

6 Comments

  1. phyllis McNamee

    Love your blog…you must live in the GNW…think that is the only place with great weather recently…anyway..I want to follow your blog, if I may…

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  2. Keith

    You never cease to amaze me! Can’t wait to hear/see how the tailoring went. I’m curious what you’re going to do when you get to the underarm.

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