Thursday, October 02, 2008

Picture it!

Because I don't have time to write today, here are some pictures for you instead. :)

Malabrigo Worsted - Loro barranquero 10-2-08 1080 yds
Malabrigo worsted in the Loro Barranquero colorway. Destined to become the vest shown on the cover of that magazine.

Malabrigo silky Azul 10-2-08 300 yds
Malabrigo Silky Merino in Azul Azul. Two skeins = 300 yards. Not sure what it will be yet, probably a lace scarf.

Both the Malabrigo purchases above were made today at All About Yarn, where there's still plenty for the rest of you! Yeah, I work there. Come by on Saturday and visit!

YOL3 - Silver Birches Shawl - 2ply cashmere
The third installment in the Year of Lace (2009 sign-ups available now). This is a beautiful pattern from Amy Swenson and 100 grams of absolutely to-die-for 2-ply cashmere from Handmaiden (they don't make this anymore, but did this special for the club). It is sooooooo soft!

And finally. . .
my first handspun 9-29-08
My very first hand-spun yarn! It's definitely got some "challenges" that qualify it as "art yarn," but it's mine and I made it with my own two hands on my Lendrum wheel while basking in the glory that is Oregon Flock & Fiber. My next bobbin was a lot more even and I'm sure they will keep getting better. Yeah!

5 comments:

Sharon said...

Yay! Malabrigo! I especially love the colorway in the first photo. Pretty handspun, too!

Taryn said...

Great job on your first self made yarn! Glad you are enjoying the spinning.

Tiggywinkle Knits said...

I must go find that issue of Creative Knitting; I love that vest!

YEAH for purple and white yarn! That barber pole is pretty; put it up on a shelf in your fiber room so it will remind you to spin and so you can see how much progress you make.

Mokihana said...

Wow, that Malabrigo for the vest is awesome. I was at a meeting where a lady was knitting that very same vest; she's already made about 15 of them! I loved seeing the progress she was making on it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your first handspun yarn! It looks GREAT!