Thursday, February 21, 2008


I was hoping I would have more time to keep up on my blog, but it is hard to fine time.

But I did finish my Folk Shawl knit together. It is the Peddlers Shawl.

I made it from some Merino I had. It is so soft! I dyed it in greens,blues and left some white. It spun up great and it is so light and delicate. I thought it would be alittle bulkier when I was knitting it, but after blocking it came out light and airy. I am thinking that maybe I should have done alittle more garter stitch to balance it alittle more, but I do love the lace and the pattern is so easy.

I will deffinately make this again, next time maybe a heavier yarn next time. I don't know what shawl they will pick next, they are all so pretty it almost doesn't matter :))

So now I need to get busy and finish my hubby's vest out of a very large Llama!

Here is Mr. Llama, he was a big boy and very pretty.

Here is a close up of the cable and a picture of the back. I need to ply some more and I will get the fronts done.

It's been a long time since I have done anything on large needles, I forgot how fast it is!!

Here are the tools I like best. I have had a couple of people ask what type of combs these are. They are Indigo Hound 5 pitch combs. Can't say enough good about them.
I use them for everything.

I even blend on them, my bestest friends!

I still haven't gotten far on my socks, I am to the point where I am going to start the heel and have put it off till I have time to really consintrate.

I have some beautiful fleece I got from the White Barn Farm. It is a light

grey and I think I am going to get it ready to make a

cardigan for hubby. It is absolutly wonderful, can't say enough about their wool, so clean and soft!!

I think I will mix it with some black Alpaca and some great Shetland I have

Doesn't it look yummy? Now to pick a pattern!

I have also started another shawl, out of Cashmere. It is a Sivia Harding pattern Waves in the Square.

She has some beautiful patterns and you can downlod alot of the right away. I just love that, I guess I am bit impatient.

Here's a picture at the bottom of our drive as you come up to the house. A little cloudy today, but still nice. No birds today :((


Marmee said...

Wow!! I think you are doing wonderful things with your blog. Your fiber adventures are fascinating and your pictures are first rate.
Keep up the good work. I can't wait to see your next post.

atlaw said...

Hi there Dorinda, just wondering what kind of combs those are in the picture? I use a doggie comb or a pet slicker brush to prepare my fibers. Thanks

infoTamers said...

what a beautiful shawl! :)

i'm actually posting here because i can't find a way to email you directly. i wanted to ask you to repair a link in your list of "Weaving Spots" (under your monthly archives) -- the one for "Becky's Vavstuga". could you please update that (and its spelling) to the current business name, "Vavstuga Swedish Weaving and Folk Arts"?

i'd love to field any questions directly. you can reach me at the webmaster address, webmaster [at] vavstuga [dot] com.
thanks so much. :)