Monday, June 30, 2008

My Blue Caplet

I had found this caplet pattern on Ravelry awhile and had considered making it for some Christmas gifts.

One Friday, after finding the pattern, I thought, "Hmmm, I had better try to make this once before I try to make it for other people!" Really this was an excuse to buy yarn at the newest little place here in town.

We don't have a yarn shop, but some ladies recently set up a booth of yarn and fiber at our local antique store - just fabulous. So I went there an browsed a bit to find this lovely deep aqua colored Peruvian Highland wool with flecks of purple.

I started knitting that Friday and was done sometime over the weekend sin problema. What do you think? I like it very much! And I just cast on one for Christmas.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Finally, my Hand Spun Bolero

My face in this photo may not communicate my joy, but I do very much like this bolero. I finished it about a month ago. I can't quite recall how long it took me to spin the cotton, but I think it was about three or four weeks. From this post you can see that it had to be carded as well as spun on my tiny spindle.

The shrug could maybe have been a bit bigger, but I wanted to account for stretching out that cotton usually does. So far I only like it with tank tops, but maybe by fall I'll come around. We'll see. So what do you think of it?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My Hand Spun Fingerless Gloves

Here's my latest listing in my Etsy shop. I knit these with Targhee wool that I spun Thick/Thin and it is oh so squishy! The color was super hard to capture on camera. It is called vermilion - it's somewhere between dark magenta and burgandy. What do you think?