Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Now I'm on a Roll

So now I have my page some what set up, I thought I would post a few more pictures. This is a shawl I made for my SIL that just had removal of both breast from Cancer. The first is on the bobbin, the other is the finished project. It is Merino, Angora and a tiny bit of silk. It turned out quite good I thought, although I added quite a few rows to get it to a comfortable size. I was one of those fibers that just spin them selves.

When I dyed it I was worried that he colors wouldn't blend, but when I was done it looked like orange sherbet! The picture I took of the whole shawl turned out really dark so I will take another and post this evening.

I seem to be having some trouble putting the pictures

where I want, I guess I will have to play with that for a while, so if something it way the heck out there, you will excuse me!

So here is the yarn I am using for my Folk Shawl group. We will be knitting the Wool Peddlers Shawl from the Folk Shawl book by Cheryl Oberle. It is beautiful.

I dyed this all different shades of green and blues and some natural white. It came out very soft and about sport weight. It should make a great shawl for the cool eveings out by the fire.

I like to comb all my wool and then blend on my carder. It comes out so pretty and smooth.

Well this has been really fun! I can see where this may cut into my knitting time. And I need to change the date on my camera! I am going to give it a so at the SpingSupriseShawl knit I am in, this is a pretty lace pattern but it is a B----. I haven't gotten far enough to even post a picture yet!


Cynthia A. said...

You have made a great start to your blog - such beautiful things you spin and knit! Oh, and the dogs are cute too :)

That blue/green yarn is just gorgeous, do you knit it as singles, and do you have any problems with twist in the knitted item?

Thanks, and keep on blogging!

Dori Ann said...

Thanks for the encouragement! Most of the yarn I knit with has been plied, although that being said I have never had any trouble knitting with singles if I don't over spin,

Laura A said...

Is that Cocoon stitch? I saw a shawl made with that stitch in a book, and I loved it.