I spun this up over the weekend, and then it spent days drying to set the twist. How does one get the stars to line up to have the fiber done in time for Fiber Friday?
Anyway, it's about 3.75 oz, it wanders from being bulky to being about dk weight, which is part of the reason it's "naive." The other part is that it has lots of snubs (slubs?), because the pokeberry dyed columbia fleece that I carded up for it wasn't washed properly and therefore drafted like a son of a bitch.
The other 2/3 of the wool that went into it is two kinds of pinky-purple mystery roving, that a woman gave to me...
Anyway, I think it's cute. Because, well, why make handspun yarn if it doesn't look handspun?
I actually spun these a few weeks ago, but am just getting around to making them into quick scarves for presents for my sisters-in-law. So, while they're on my mind...
Except for the one on the far right (it's from a single roving, that was sun-tea dyed light blue and then cold poured red spots, all kool-aid), each one is one strand dyed roving and one strand carded roving, and the skein second from the left is made up from the left over dyed roving strand of its left neighbor and the left over carded strand from the right neighbor.
The dyed rovings are: red/yellow/orange - kool-aid, the blue-purple - cake icing dye. The carded rovings are a mess of things I dyed and scraps of dyed and undyed roving, from a big box of the stuff someone gave me.
This is me and my baby at Halloween. I made both our costumes. I'm a giant pink octopus, and she's a knight, though she hated wearing her hat. (Well, she has this thing about hats.)
I can't tell you why I thought of being an octopus. I sort of had the idea, and then I couldn't help but do it. I didn't have a pattern. But, the head was made in four sections, each arm was made individually, six are stuffed, two are quilted, and those two have elastic tying them to my real arms. They have felt circles on the bottom for suckers. I used the machine when I could and it took forever.
So, I made this bag out of odds and ends when my other gym bag was too much in pieces to go on.
It's basically a rectangle sewn to two circles (all pieces are two layers of fabric with quilt batting in between, although 1/4 of that rectangle is a strip of felted wool yarn), with a zipper. And most of it was hand sewn because I'm an idiot about construction. I didn't have a pattern... and I'm not sure I could reconstruct it now.
Here's my newest - a gift for my sister-in-law - 3 strands of yarn on the body plus a opalessent carry along fiber (which is something I picked up at my LYS, it's intended for needlework) on size 8 needles. The lining was sewn in before the bag was formed. The ruffle was a 3x3 rib, reduced after an inch to 2x2 for a few rows, one strand of the yarn and the same carry along, on size 4 needles, and attached with sewing thread.
The body is double stranded Bernat Demin Style, which is a super soft cotton acrylic (size 8 needles), the strap is a single strand of the same (size 4 needles, but probably should have been size 3).
heh. I skipped the ruffle entirely on the theory that because the bag was white to begin with, adding ruffles would be a bit too much for a married woman to carry over her shoulder. I've also added a button (yay, shrinky dinks!) with a naked woman to keep the flap in place. I've just got to reinforce the strap, which I did in garter stitch, which makes it a bit too stretchy when I put stuff in it...
I'm thinking of doing another in brown. Hell with scarves.
I am such a perpetrator of sweater envy, and summer is my only break from constantly staring at other people's sweaters to see if I like them or if I can do them or not, but then, in the midst of my vacation, there are summer movies.
Here's this amazing creation on Nicole Kidman. I spent the whole scene greatly distracted from the dialogue, staring at the sweater.
Any ideas? The ribbing is easy, it's the honeycombing I can't figure out.