Thursday, September 17, 2015

All About That Yarn

Handspun yarn, that is!

Up first, Malabrigo Nube. Slub single spun for my cousin's birthday. So soft and squishy.

Next is more Malabrigo Nube. 2 ply for me! Spun a total of 8 oz. Love, love, love it. I think I already have plans for it. The color is definitely deeper and richer in person. My camera washes it out. Second pic is more accurate.

This hot pink lovely came from Edgewood Garden Studio. Delightful, no? Also even better in person - getting washed out by my camera again.

Okay. Posting from my phone isn't the best. I'll update post later with a few links and clean it up a bit.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

High Seas Shawl

Above: front or right side of shawl

Above: back or wrong side of shawl (both sides are lovely!)

Above and Below:  back or wrong side shown on top with front or right side shown behind it. 
Hand-braided fringe.

Above: front or right side of shawl.

Above: close up of back or wrong side of shawl and hand-braided fringe.

Above: close up of front or right side of shawl and hand-braided fringe

Additional Details: This handwoven shawl of organic Italian cotton was made for an upcoming art auction.  You can find more details about the draft pattern, yarn used, etc. on my Ravelry project page found here.

On an aside ...
I've been (clearly) struggling with regular postings on this blog and I'm not sure how I can move past the irregularity that has become my blogging.  I think I struggle with witty things to say.  Why I feel I have to be witty?  --- well, if you've MET me, you know I love making jokes.  Usually as inappropriate as possible.  I think when faced with putting it down in writing it's like "GAH! I can't think of anything to say!!!"

So.  Methinks I'm going to aim for "less words, more pictures" from here on out.  If I feel the need to add details or explanation, I will.  Otherwise, just enjoy the view ....

-- Amy

Saturday, January 24, 2015

New Toy

Someone got a new toy after Christmas:  A SPINNING WHEEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to my parents and boyfriend and grandma who contributed funds or gift certificates, I was able to afford a new spinning wheel!  My friend Sandy at Knitorious cut me a great deal, too!  It's a Schacht Ladybug and it's awe-to-the-some.  Awesome.

And lookit! My first handspun yarn!

This above pic is dark, but best represents the true color of the finished yarn.  The next pic has better details.  And the pics that follow show it at various stages in progress.

The fiber was Malabrigo Nube in #33 Cereza.  It's bulky and lumpy and I love it.  I think it's pretty awesome for my first yarn.  I got about 70 yards once it was all done.  Here is the link to my Ravelry project page about it.