Back in 2019, my husband gifted me with four ounces of Paradise Fibers Merino in colorway Rust. I am spinning my “go to” handspun: two ply, fingering weight. I decided to practice spinning on my e-spinner. Somedays we have misunderstandings (it’s her attitude, really) and some days we spin along like besties (usually during happy hours).
I have half of the top yet to spin. If the stars align and yardage is appropriate, I would like to knit a Mara shawl . Wish me luck; it is very rarely that I have immediate plans for handspun.
I have been going with the flow lately; starting as many projects as I want. Being inspired by materials and feeling content with all my WIPs.
This week I started the Reyna shawl in my own handspun. I don’t know the exact yardage on hand but my gut tells me it will be enough for a decent size shawl. This free pattern is perfect for variegated yarns. Mine is creating some stripes which I am enjoying while they last. If it starts pooling in a way I dislike, I plan to alternate balls of yarn.
Note: the following are Ravelry links – do not click on them if the website causes any discomfort or sickness.
Pattern: Reyna by Noora Backlund (free on Ravelry)
Yarn: Handspun Merino | Light fingering | Spun in 2014
I recently finished “Lustre”, a drapey shawl knitted with a linen and cotton blend yarn. This was the project that brought my knitting mojo back.
Crafting is my therapy; a necessity during turbulent times. Expect to see some more knitting, spinning and even cross stitch in here. I am excited to be back at blogging. Hoping this space will help me re-connect with other crafty souls.
Pattern (free): Cotton Lustre Wrap by Carrolldj
Yarn: Berroco Linsey (64% cotton, 36% linen) in colors Pomegranate, Blonde and Driftwood.
This pattern cannot be more simple; endless garter stitches with purl rows here and there. Some might find this very boring. I decided it was a perfect source of relaxation after hectic workdays. Call it garter therapy.
The yarn is the protagonist. Tern is, like other Quince & Co. yarns, a pleasure to knit with. The shawl is light and easy to wear. I think it will transition well into Spring.
We discovered a new park that not only is beautiful but also has a covered playground! That is like finding an oasis in the dessert.
I am on the border of this shawl. I love this green yarn hand dyed by Nooch Fiber. The base is Midtown Sock, a fingering weight that comes in a generous 463.0 yards or 423.4 meters skein. The pattern is equally lovable and free!
I am spinning some Bluefaced Leicester fiber in the color way “Treasure Island” from Fiber Charmer.
I made good progress on my Soay cardigan. This little project is teaching me so much! From practicing short rows to neck shaping.
If Martina Behm loves variegated yarn in garter stitch, I do as well. I bought this yarn from Eat.Knit.Sleep on a Black Friday. Count me as another victim of the “it’s on sale, let me buy it” syndrome.
This is my Madeleine shawl. I have finished it sometime ago but did not manage to take pictures until now. Did I tell I’m in love with this shawl? Love the color, yarn and its drape. I can wear it as a shawl or as a scarf. Details on my raverly.