Knittin' mittens for ma kittens!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Guess what I did this weekend? Washed, dried, photographed, uploaded, posted!

Mediterranean

(Huge pictures with more detail can be seen by clicking the photos and going to flickr.)

Mediterranean

This is my new precious. It's a novelty yarn I spun from a batt created by the incredible loop.etsy.com, made of bamboo, corriedale, alpaca, and sparkle. I'm so incredibly pleased with how this turned out. My mother had brought me a necklace home from the Caribbean that had these pretty round, flat shell beads, but the necklace itself was poorly constructed so I took it apart to use in this yarn instead. I strung the beads on this lovely metallic thread, then when I was plying I carefully secured them throughout the yarn so they wouldn't slide everywhere when knitting. I plan to start knitting a scarf out of this as soon as a big ole WIP is finished up (and photographed and posted, of course!)

Here are the other yarns I spun during the holiday break. These two are some of my first yarns spun out of my own handcarded batts/rolags, and both are for sale on my etsy site.

Quiet Riot

Quiet Riot

Quiet Riot, a blend of oatmeal-colored bluefaced leicester, cotswold locks, silk noil, and firestar nylon.

Holidays on Ice

Holidays on Ice

Holidays on Ice (named for the hilarious David Sedaris book of short stories...don't the colors make you think of the holidays?) Blend of merino, wool, mohair and sparkle.

And here are a couple more novelty yarns I'm keeping for myself.

Jewelled Tapestry

Jewelled Tapestry

Jewelled Tapestry

Jewelled Tapestry, spun from corriedale dyed by tisjewelart.etsy.com. I added cotswold locks and plied it with gold thread.

Higgledy Piggledy

Higgledy Piggledy

Spun from a crazy batt from luxe.etsy.com with lots of mixed wool, soysilk, fabric scraps, etc. etc. I added cotswold locks (once again!) and plied it with leftover Jaggerspun Zephyr laceweight in a lovely ruby red.

5 Comments:

  • Just lovely!

    By Blogger Kim, at 12:48 PM  

  • oooohhhh....aaaahhhh....pretties!!! well done, kerry!!

    By Blogger Jana, at 3:55 PM  

  • You gotta show me how you do this!
    Michele

    By Blogger Juniper, at 7:16 PM  

  • Your new camera is rockin girl! Those photos are great. The yarns really do look that good in person. Thanks for bringing them along for show and tell.


    You have turned into a great spinner.

    By Blogger Gotta Knit!, at 7:09 AM  

  • I am moved by that aquamarine yarn with the flat shell beads...if yarn were a metaphor (as I say in my blog repeatedly)...this one would be an ocean wave. I LOVE it. Can't wait to see my Wupatki...though I am struggling with coming up with a project good enough (see my Ode on a Skein of Yarn :-) ). I've added you to my blog links...Love ya!

    By Blogger Dr. Knitter, at 8:27 AM  

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