I have FINALLY finished my Miracle Northern Lace Shetland Sampler Cape!

I had purchased the Shetland lamb fleece at Black Sheep Gathering in 2008.  The sheep’s name was Miracle, and later I found the story about the reason for the name in the NASSA News. 

I then purchased the Shetland Lace Sampler Cape pattern from Elizabeth Lovick via Etsy in September 2008.  In February 2009 I began carding and spinning the fleece

and by March I started knitting the cape.

The project as put on hold so I could work on Tom’s camo sweater.  I finally finished his sweater last January so I started knitting my cape again.  At Black Sheep Gathering this year I was knitting it but ran out of the original 290 yards I had spun.  So I pulled out the fleece again and carded the rest into roving

and I spun and plied a large bobbin of it with my miniSpinner.  I finished knitting the last of the cape last night and weaved the ends in this morning.  I washed it and now it is being blocked on our futon mattress upstairs.  I am excited to have it done and will now take on much smaller projects for a bit.

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10 Responses to FO

  1. sheepsclothing says:

    it’s gorgeous! and what a great story to go with it! good show. 🙂

  2. Gail says:

    Wow, rarely do we get the “whole story” on projects. This one was particularly good!

  3. Michelle says:

    What a beautiful work of wearable art! Yay for finishing!

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Michelle! This morning (as I was unblocking it) I was wondering if I want to wear it. It was going to be my shawl for cool mornings at the computer but with all the time and work into it I may just save it in my cedar chest for very special occasions.

  4. Tammy says:

    Your “miracle’ shawl turned out so beautiful! I can imagine how it makes you feel to see your finished art. I think you should wear it. Life is short and unpredictable so feel the joy of that warm lovely shawl every morning (only not to the barn..ha)!

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Tammy! You have convinced me to wear it (cold mornings at the computer) as I had originally intended, but never to the barn!

  5. Tina T-P says:

    Your shawl is beautiful – sorry to read about Tom’s hand. We wish him a speedy recovery. T.

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Tina! Tom’s hand is getting much better. The stitches are out and he is refusing to wear the splint. Keeping him from reinjurying it is the current chore.

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