Monday, October 17, 2005

Shawls & scarves

These are some of the scarves & shawls I wove. I swear never to weave mohair again or learn to do it better. My husband hacked up fur balls for days :(

The first 2 scarves are mohair with several combinations of wefts. They're the same warp but the wefts make them look so diffrent :)

The shawl is a dark brown alpaca weft with the border of a lovely golden mohair/silk blend (which looks kinda yellow here). The rest of the weft are some handspuns & commercial yarns I had in shades of rusts & reds.

The pattern's from Marguerite Davison's book.

ACK!! It's late. Gotta turn in.

3 skeins

The skein on the left won a 3rd in the 'hand-painted' category at the FFF at Montpelier.
The one in the middle is a wrapped yarn. The core's a lovely yellow-orange that's not very visible here.
The one on the right is one of the skeins that I knitted the slubby scarf out of.
I spun this singles from South African Fine white roving that I dyed. Its about a 132 yards. For the longest time I didn't feel like spinning the roving because it didn't look too...well - appetising?
The yarn turned out delicious.

I wish I could take more photos of the things I made in daylight. But with fall on, that's not going to happen as much as I would like.

I'm off to India in a few days to see my family & friends. Can't wait!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

This one reminds me of peacock feathers.

The scarf isn't quite so orange. Poor color correction.

Here are my prize winning babies from the VA State Fair 2005. Both the skeins were handspun (they won 1st & 2nd in that order). They were both dyed & spun by me. I still have to phtograph the other winners :)
The scarf is more recent. I knitted it out of hand-dyed, handspun.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Finally! I have my own blog spot.
Images of my adventures with yarn to follow soon...