Thursday, September 14, 2006

Obsession



I am obsessively knitting a sweater out of handspun. It is a deep ribbed shawl collared cardi. I started it a week ago and I'm really getting there! These are its parts. I'm almost done with the first sleeve too. I'm nervous about the shawl collar as I'm kind of winging it without a formal pattern. My best friend(wink wink) Ann Budd helped me out the decreases and increases for shaping. Her books are indispensable!!!


This is my current spinning project. Wensleydale from Miss Morgan, a sweet girly, wensleydale sheep. I'm hoping to transform it into a cabled vest.

Sorry for the crappy pics. The wensleydale is a beautiful silver witch I did not at all capture. It has been continuously grey here. Yuck!

I'm finding myself more focused on learning from each spinning project. I purposely made a softer yarn with less twist with this wensleydale. Wensleydale is not short so a softer yarn , it seems to me , would be more appropriate.

After this project I am breaking out the lace whorl for the first time and christening it with Lisa S' merino silk in south pacific. Ohhh, I can't wait. I have the perfect set of beads for that fiber too. It will want to be a shawl I'm assuming:-)

8 Comments:

Blogger Angela said...

The cardigan looks beautiful! I love the way the colour flows.

Great spinning as usual.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

That is going to be one beautiful cardi! Doesn't look like you ran into any troubles with consistency, either. Lovely!

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

Great cardi! I can't believe you got that all done in a week! Love the color blend.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Sheila E said...

Your cardigan is truly awesome! And, with all that is going on I am agog (is this a word?) with wonder that you have done all of this. WOW!!
The colors are beautiful and the spinning is too!!
And then all in short order time.
I bow to you!

7:48 PM  
Blogger CarolineF said...

That looks great! I can't wait to see it finished!

6:20 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

It's lovely, Elizabeth! I hope you'll bring it to Bella Vita, so we can admire it up close.

2:30 PM  
Blogger vanessa said...

both sweater and spinning are lovely!

4:53 AM  
Anonymous Lisa S said...

Mmmmmmmm, yummy! Great job, Elizabeth. Can you believe that you are spinning and designing and knitting and all of that stuff in such a short period of a life? That is what comes from being a Natural. The cardie is going to be wonderful. I look forward to seeing you model it.

11:45 AM  

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