Friday, July 28, 2006
Thursday, July 27, 2006
You see I can't even take a picture without Chester getting a piece of the action.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Well, it's really nice once I figured out how to handle it--I spun it from the fold, and it took me a while to get the hang of the joins. Swearwords might have been heard issuing from the Spinning Corner in the early stages. The dye they used did not penetrate all the fibers and a lot of the inside fibers were white. This produced a more swirled effect in my singles and when I plied it, but when I set the twist, there was a lot of bleeding, with the result of a more blended color, which varies from a grayish blue to bright turquoise.
This is the most even yarn I've produced so far. The pictures do not do the drape and sheen of the soy silk justice. It's just really lovely fiber, soft, silky, eminently pettable. I encourage all spinners to try it!
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
I know, I know. Too many exclamation marks there, but it's so great to meet fellow knitters, and to meet such cool, kind and compatable fellow knitters, well, I'm all a-flutter!
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
And here's a detail of the front panels. The lace is Gull Wing and the bobbles are Nosegay, both from Barbara Walker's first stitch dictionary as was the edging, which is called Open Star. I love stitch pattern names!
But why is it so wide and short you say? Because I made it to fit me! That's right. Wide, short and sassy. Ok, not sassy, but you know what I mean!
Now that I'm done with this, and I must report that I knit it monogamously, starting May 16 and finishing July 3 (yes, I am slow), I must start work with the next big thing: short sleeved sweater in fingering weight periwinkle bamboo. I anticipate being done by the time the snow falls.