Thursday, December 18, 2008

We've been having a lot of rainy weather, lots of cold and wind. It snowed in the hills above Malibu - can you believe it!  And piles of snow in the high desert and our local mountains. This is just the time to be inside knitting and spinning cozied up to a fire in the fireplace. I've been getting lots of yarn spun and much knitting. I just finished knitting the most beautiful scarf from one of Lynne Vogel's patterns. This is the "Starry Night Scarf" and it is way cool not to mention that it is a wonderful project for using up all of those very precious little balls of handspun yarn that we all have left over from other projects.  I sat down with a basket of my handspuns and just drew from the basket as I finished one ball after another. And miracle of miracles -- they just all seem to flow together -- one of the amazing things about handspun yarn.  Here are some photos.  As usual, the pictures just don't do justice to the beauty of this scarf.  It is AWESOME!  (

And I have been spinning many of my handpainted fibers.  Here's a skein of merino/bombyx silk (50-50) in my "Tiger Lily Marl" colorway.  This skein has 670 yards and is a light fingering weight.  This pretty skein has already found a home and should make a beautiful project.

Here's the beginnings of another skein of merino/bombyx silk (50-50).  This one is "fandango" and I am spinning it into an almost laceweight.  This yarn may end up as a pair of fingerless lace gauntlets.

And finally, I'm still messing around with this handspun conglomeration.  I am having such fun!  I must knit something with this and soon.  I will probably use these as embellishment and combine it with some other yarns, because there's not enough yardage to make a whole scarf.

In case I don't have time to blog before the holidays, I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday and New Years.  Drive careful, don't overeat and definitely don't drink and drive.

1 comment:

velmalikevelvet said...

ooh, yeah, i'm digging that scarf! and that furry handspun is gorge - kudos!