Monday, February 12, 2007

Handspun Pal Does it Again

My Hanspun Pal Vivien did it again. I can't believe she considers herself an intermediate spinner. Her spinning is so even and she definitely listens to the fiber and works with its properties. The varicolored blue was spun by Vivien and then dyed. Unfortunately my pictures are not coming out as beautifully as the real thing. The darker blue is a blue merino with a silk ply. It is a beautiful boucle type yarn. All three skeins Vivien sent to me coordinate really well so I think i might do a scarf with them. I'm still enjoying looking at them too much to actually knit them! Check out her blog!

Vivien also sent this amazing silk top. I am going to spindle and savor this! Pictures again don't do justice! Vivien has been the best Handspun pal!

This is was a gift of roving from my dear friend Jessica. She went to Nova Scotia and brought back some Fleece Artist BFL. The color of the roving is called Celtic Colors and was a specially dyed color for the shop she purchased it at. I got 328 yds out of my 50gms so it is already on the needles and destined to be one of Dorothy Seimens scarves called Rippling waters scarf.
My felted project bag is done. I wanted a huge tote so I used up stash and swap yarn and created this. Sheila Ernst's button sure tops it off doesn't it?

I think it is interesting to note. I thought that all this two color knitting dominant hand stuff was a bunch of hooey. If you look closely at the bag you can see where I switched color in the dominant hand for a while and then switched back. It is more pronounced in person. I don't mind it but it was a good lesson!


Blogger CarolineF said...

That bag is just lovely - you just made that up?? You're something else!!

11:26 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

What gorgeous eye candy! Your handspun singles look perfect...and that bag is really stellar. Wow. Of course the handspun sent to you will be made into something magical, I just know it!

6:37 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

That is a wonderful tote, and Sheila's button is the icing on the cake. The BFL is gorgeous, you do have the knack for spinning knitable singles. Spindling silk is just Nirvana, isn't it?

6:48 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

The bag turned out great and the button really adds that touch to it. Great job!

5:20 AM  
Anonymous Donyale said...

You don't have the best handspun pal ever, YOU are the best handspun pal ever - and so punctual! Can't wait for the postie to arrive. Thanks in advance.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Gorgeous photos Elizabeth! I can't wait to see what you do with your swap skeins!

10:59 AM  
Blogger Sheila E said...

The bag is great!! So professional...really! The button looks like it was made for it Elizabeth! That always amazes me. I am so glad that it adds to your new bag.
Felted bags are fun to experiment on...they don't mind a bit and it makes them more interesting(IMHO).

3:33 PM  

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