Yak Yarn and Owls.

I just finished the Hoot Cardigan for a friend’s new baby. She did not find out the gender of her baby before the big day, so I had to choose a pattern that would work either way, and her nursery theme is owls – so this pattern was perfect! It was a little tricky figuring out the pattern at first, but once I had a general understanding of how the owls were worked it went really smoothly.


The yarn is Tosh DK, and the buttons are Buttons by Robin on etsy. I used almost an entire skein of yarn, just a few yards left over. The baby was born just a few days ago, and he’s a boy! They named him Stanley, which I love.

I also recently finshed a cardigan I was commisioned to knit for a friend of my Mom’s to give to her granddaughter. She chose the yarn color way  and the pattern. It ended up being one of the largest sweaters I have knit so far. The pattern is Girl’s All in One Cardigan on ravelry, and the yarn is Tosh DK. The buttons, as is my habit, are from Buttons by Robin.


I have been working on some Christmas knitting, and wanted to knit something special for a certain member of the family. I was browsing etsy looking at some of the exotic yarn blends and came across this beautiful skein of wool/silk/yak in a nice, rich brown.


Yes, that yarn is made from Yak! It has a subtle shine from the silk, and a nice twist. Its very soft, and I just cast on with it tonight. I am in love.


About zenren

I am in my mid-thirties, and blissfully married to a guy named Dave with whom I have a 17 year old daughter named Anela, and she is my world. I'm the RN Clinical Nurse Manager of a Transitional Care Unit where I work extremely hard to make my nurses and my patients happy. I knit shawls, and hats, and baby sweaters. I obsessively use Burt's Bees lip balm. I love spending weekends on our little slice of lake in northern Minnesota, and laying in the grass near the bonfire on a cool spring night with the kiddo watching for shooting stars while eating gooey s'mores with sticky fingers. I enjoy wrapping up in over-sized, snuggly warm sweaters in the autumn and going for walks with the smell of fallen leaves and trees blazing with color. I read a lot of self-help books. I frequently do not answer my cell phone. My husband adores me because of my quirks, not in spite of them, and I do my best to appreciate that. Im learning to meditate, and have a weakness for a good cup of tea. My nephew is adorable, and brings me so much joy. I knit to wind down, stay sane, and create beautiful things.
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  1. Pingback: Owls, Dragonflies, and Waiting for Rain | knit my zen


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