Saturday, January 10, 2009

Handspun on view

My friend, Mary, sent me this picture yesterday. She knit this scarf for a friend of hers for Christmas and I absolutely love it (and apparently the recipient does too). This is exactly how I imagined my thick and thin handspun singles being used. Mary says it is a variation of The Eleventh Hour Scarf that is on The Purlbee post from December 19th (a great source of free patterns). With Mary's permission this is what she did: using size 17 needles, hold two strands together and cast on 11 stitches. It's knit in moss stitch (knit 1, purl 1 across the row) with fringe attached on each end and she used about 150 yards of each yarn. The finished scarf is 6 1/2" x 68" (not including fringe). I really love the look of my bulky handspun in moss stitch. I've knit several items from it using garter stitch, but I think I like this moss stitch look even better. Thanks so much, Mary, for sharing. It makes me feel so good to see something wonderful made from my own yarn!

Now just one more baby Parker picture. These are his little feet wearing a pair of the "handknit by Nana" alpaca socks I pictured yesterday. (Don't you just love how they are able to be in this "frog legs" position?) And to give credit where credit is due, the alpaca roving I spun into this yarn came from Lindy at Seldom Scene Farm. There's a link to Lindy's blog on my sidebar (Loco Life of Lindy) and a link to her etsy store on her blog site. She has some incredibly soft alpaca yarn and roving. I am anxiously awaiting the first harvest of my own alpaca fleeces in just a few months and am thinking I will do some blending of the alpaca and the BFL fleeces to get a truly scrumptious spinning fiber.

1 comment:

  1. Now that is a priceless baby picture - gotta love those cute little legs in something you knit.