My current work in progress:

Moth Cardigan, designed byAmy Christoffers, knit from Rowan SoftYak DK in the Plain colorway, using U.S. size 3 and 5 needles.

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I recently was sent a lovely little gift bag of Cleckheaton yarn:

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This a special new yarn, Australian Superfine Merino by Cleckheaton. This yarn is made in Australia from 100% Australian superfine merino sheep.

Inside the bag was a cute hat kit and the yarn to knit it:

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The yarn is, as advertised, incredibly soft.

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I did a quick gauge swatch, and it is not only a dream to knit, it has wonderful stitch definition as well. It is an 8-ply yarn and is DK weight. The yarn is put up in 65-gram skeins with 130 meters per skein, and it comes in a very nice range of colors, which can be seen on the Cleckheaton website here. You can purchase the yarn online from that site for $10.37 (I assume these are Australian dollars, so at current conversion rates that’s $8.64 U.S. dollars), and you can also download the cute beanie pattern, free. That would make a great, quick holiday gift, doncha think?

Current Work in Progress

I am knitting along on my Woodfords Cardigan. I don’t have a recent WIP photo for you, but here is one from the other day:

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I am now at the point of joining the front to back at the bottom of the armhole, so I’ve done a bit more since that photo was taken. I am also working on a number of small projects, so I’m not being 100% faithful to this project.

Loki is helping, as usual.

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Comments

  1. That’s a very cute hat kit. Wendy, you put me to shame. You knit so fast!!

  2. I had to look a couple of times to find Loki’s head! He has really changed since he came to live with you Wendy.

  3. Loki is the cutest cat! He looks more cuddly than one of the best yarns! I’m sure he’s a big help in all your knitting projects — and you have so many projects. Thanks for letting us enjoy them (and Loki) with you.

  4. That yarn comes from my home town, and I still haven’t laid eyes or hands on it.

  5. Midnite Baker says:

    Yummy looking yarn. And, so is Loki. M

  6. Nice yarn, and I looked at it online. The price at $10.39 is USD. There’s a little indicator at the very bottom of the page, and it must be adjusting it by the IP you’re accessing from. There’s also the option there to change the currency between
    Australian dollars/British Pounds/Euros/USD.

    When I told it to check out, it changed the price to $9.44 each – but the $25.92 shipping charge for 2 balls of yarn is a bit much. So I’ll be waiting for a US source. A quick search didn’t turn one up. I do have friends that visit Australia with some regularity, though.

  7. Maybe it’s me, but I don’t see a picture of your WIP. I see a somewhat distorted granny square. (I haven’t had my cup of coffee yet this morning.)

  8. My, that Woodfords Cardigan is an intriguing-looking pattern. The weight of yarn you are knitting it with looks nice, very drape-y. I look forward to hearing more about how this project goes together. Thanks for showing me yet another potential sweater I need! Haha, not till after the Christmas gift socks are done…

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  10. Midnite Baker says:

    Found a leisure cat who might get along with Loki. Watch her on You tube. M
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-33yalUzAEA

  11. Thanks for the Loki fix. Makes my day brighter. Such a photogenic cat. My own cat is trying to trip me on the stairs. Think I bought the wrong cat food. I am jealous of the fluff on Loki. Cinderella sheds but looks more like the Kliban cat “meatloaf”.

  12. That hat will sure be cute!! Looks like kitty is getting a good nap 😉
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