I finally got my wall hangings finished and hanging up on the wall. I am tempted to do a few more, I like them so much.
Awhile back I experimented with some corespun yarn, making a wall hanging for my house. But, I decided that it was too thin, and needed additional pieces. I used two more art batt yarns to make two more pieces. These are both shorter than the original piece.
The first up is an alpaca laceweight warp paired with a coreless corespun yarn. I think I am rather partial to this one, but I doubt I’ll try coreless corespun yarn again unless I suddenly come into a large amount of cash. It sure is a fiber eater.
This one turned out the funkiest, as Miss Bug would say. I am quite excited to hang it.
The third one is an art batt single. Because I was being lazy, I used the warp from the pink project to continue with this project. Which meant I didn’t get to use all the yarn. So, I added quite a bit of fringe on this one. This differentiates it from the others, as well as uses up more of my valuable handspun.
All of the wall hangings have an olive and lime green overtone, so they work quite well together. Once I have them hung up inside, I’ll take a picture.
It’s great fun to be friends with other spinners and then end up with their yarn. My friend Marja is a spinner, but not a knitter. And she recently handed over some of her yarn. The first one I wanted to knit with was from a batt she really didn’t love spinning, so I think it had a lot of poor connotations for her. But, I thought it was gorgeous and couldn’t wait to get started.
In the end, I wanted a cowl and I wanted something that was rather open. I decided to use a provisional cast on, then knit the Montego Bay scarf until I ran out of yarn, then kitchener the two ends for a cowl. I think it worked out quite well, and I love the result.
I keep offering this back to Marja, but I think she hated the spin so much that even the cowl can’t be pleasant. I can understand that. So, it may go on to someone else who will appreciate it quite a bit.
I am not sure if I am referring to these socks as long in length or in amount of time it is taking me to knit them. To be honest, there is no deadline, so it doesn’t much matter. However, these are some LONG socks.
There’s nothing in particular that makes these on any time schedule. They’ll be done, someday. I have been working on them exclusively at work, with the exception of the time a needle broke and I brought them home to find a new needle. Which, also promptly broke, but I digress. Now they are back at work, they are seeing some of my time devoted to them, and it occurs to me that even with all that, it will be a LONG time before they are complete.
I’ve been working on an open knit laceweight cowl of a textured variety for quite some time now. I just devote time to it when I get the opportunity. It is for a friend of mine and she picked out the colors and textures. The yarns are sweet georgia cashsilk and shibui silk cloud. It is pretty much the softest thing I’ve ever knit.
The colors are pretty fabulous as well! I am just going to keep knitting on it as long as I can to make it quite wide. It is also nice and long. Should be a great wardrobe addition once it is complete.
I may have been an absentee blogger lately but it hasn’t been for a lack of content. I’ve been knitting up a storm. And when not knitting, I’ve been doing a bit more weaving. It’s been lovely. I did take some pictures the other day, so now that I’ve got a free moment, I can show them off. One at a time though!
I’ve been working on a citron shawl for myself. My plan is to make this bigger, so though I am currently at the point where I would be putting the ruffle on it and calling it done, instead I am doing the math for additional sections. The yarn I picked up at our local yarn shop during their sale. I just really loved the colors and I can honestly say I don’t love them less now that it is knit, even though it may be a bit heavier on the yellow than I expected.