Monday, August 28, 2006

Done and Done

Item #1: An Einstein Coat, sized for a ten- to twelve-year-old, destined for Afghans for Afghans. The purple yarn is a bulky single from Colorado Yarns; the red is Lambs Pride Bulky. As with the women's medium I made for myself a year or so ago, this kid's coat took more yarn that what the patterns called for. Otherwise, it's a fun and simple knit. I love those buttons.

Item #2: About 320 yards of my handspun, from a dyed Corriedale Cross batt from Grafton Fibers, plied with Jaggerspun Zephyr. Destined to be Mom's Christmas scarf, probably via a Feather and Fan lace pattern. I'm getting there with my spinning.

5 comments :

rose said...

Nice yarn! I love the idea of plying with Zephyr. Hmmm... I've some HPY.com laceweight lying around. I wonder if that wil work as well.

bitterknitter said...

The jacket looks great...I'm sure that some little girl is going to LOVE it!

Your yarn looks like it is glowing. It is pretty.

Laurie said...

That is beautiful! I love the combination of the colors.

Katherine said...

Hi, thanks for the congratulations on my blog! Your corriedale reminds me of the colors I've been spinning lately. What a cool idea to ply it with Zephyr (one of my favorite yarns). I'm sure your mom will love the scarf!

velmalikevelvet said...

mygawd, you are so prolific in your spinning/knitting/blogging efforts!! how do you do it? love, love, LOVE the colors you work with; i'm always amazed by how afraid of color people seem to be, but not you! i wonder, is the knittyboard secret pal still open? off to check...