Friday, December 02, 2005


I am so loving working with my handspun. It is just very rewarding. I let my mom pick two skeins of my handspun for a hat and then made it in a day because she needed it and I was having fun knitting it!

I'm also working on a fair isle bag from Handknit Holidays. I had to get it, it was killing me. I'm technically not even Christian! What am I doing with a holiday knitting book! Well the patterns are very nice and we do still celebrate with my mom. That's my story and I'm sticking with it;-)

I'm knitting the Christmas Rose bag with handspun plum wool and store bought rosy red alpaca. I'm loving it! I don't do much fair isle anymore because it makes me a crazy woman. Kind of like koigu. I can't wait to see the next row, and the next row, and the next row... I'm much more calm with lace and other things.


Blogger jenknits said...

The photos are all so lovely! Your mom is so lucky to receive the hat! I hope she loves it too! Of course you can have a holdiay book, it wasn't all for Christmas. Although the Christmas rose bags, well, they could be everyday roses! Love it anyway!

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Cassie said...

The handspun hat is really beautiful! There's just nothing like working with your own handspun, is there?

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're like that with fair isle, Elizabeth, stay away from mitered squares! A gift of a handspun/handknit hat--lucky mom!

8:22 AM  
Anonymous marti said...

the hat is wonderful, as is your holiday bag. if more technically christians out there were of the spirit you are, the world would be a much better place.

12:51 PM  
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11:45 AM  
Blogger Dann I. said...

i've just been checking out your blg archives. love the homespun. have a thing for stocking caps.
lovely lovely work

10:57 AM  

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