Harvesting Wool

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My newest obsession is “harvesting wool.” Previously I named the process “recycling wool.”  Recycling is a politically correct, friendly term, but harvesting is more natural, earth friendly, and is also the proper knitting term (as corrected by my friend who taught me the process.)

The combination of harvesting wool along with of a pattern from Botanical Knits adds another layer of earthiness to my current knitting project.  As a gardener who is being delayed by the rainy season in Nebraska,  I am obsessed with using the harvested yarn.  Last night I got to the part of the pattern titled,”Divide for Sleeves.”  This is my first Raglan pattern, so the directions took some time and consideration, but once done, made perfect sense.  Now I get to do stockinette stitch for 7 1/2 inches.  I considered adding in a pattern to this part, but only briefly.  There is a lovely, meditative element in knitting stockinette stitch.  It is also good for conversation with friends, as the knitting…

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