I'd mentioned in my last post that my order of Gjestal Naturgarn arrived from Elann. I bought It's going to be the Hans sweater from Best of Lopi (pg 95). I bought Primary Red, Indigo and Off-White. The red and indigo were really bright for the muted red, white and blues I wanted to do. I'd done tea-staining before on Daniel's patriotic quilt but didn't think that would work on the yarn. I didn't have that much tea in the house anyway. I do have a lot of dyes though. I "tea-stained" them with a little golden brown acid-wash in my dye crockpot. I'm happy to report that it worked perfectly. I took some photos but it's really hard to get the true colors to show on a monitor. The red is pretty close but the blue isn't as dark as it looks.
The yarn for the Hardangervidda still isn't here (this is killing me) so I needed to start on something else. The yarn for the Hans was still wet so I cast on Rust Gjestal Naturgarn (can you tell this is another of my faves) for the Lopi Gansey for Joseph. It's Reynold's Lopi Pattern 402. I just did a search for it on the web and can't find it.
Dan had the day off yesterday so we went down to the Marktplatz. This vest needed buttons so we took it with us. Dan found the perfect edelweiss buttons for it.
The yarn is a German yarn I bought in Würzburg so it's only fitting the buttons be German too.
The pattern is Cables 101 and can be purchased from Big Sky Knitting.
It's a very good beginner cable pattern and there's a KAL going on here.
How cute are these pj's?! Germany does flannel jammies well. Click here to see the ones I bought last year.