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« on: September 01, 2011 07:56:34 PM »


Bee and beehive detail by Belladune, on Flickr

I had the inspiration to make yarn a while ago, and the Inspired by nature theme of this months challenge gave me the incentive to make it!   I bought the batt I spun this from at Fibre week back in June, and knew it had to be the yarn.  Unfortunately I forgot to take a pic of the batt!!! Sad  The flowers are needle felted by me. They and the bee and beads and the locks are spun directly into the yarn itself.   I knit it up on size 17 needles using knit, purl and what I think are drop stitches (I can't remember the name, but I know how to do em!!) Once I felt it was long enough I bound off and blocked it.  Once it was dry I stitched the end seams to the top seam, and voila!  A beautiful shrug!  And after all that wordyness, pictures!
The yarn itself:

Spun summer by Belladune, on Flickr

Knit up and blocking:

spun summer- Knit up and blocking by Belladune, on Flickr

Details:

Rose detail by Belladune, on Flickr


Pansy detail by Belladune, on Flickr


Bee and beehive detail by Belladune, on Flickr

Worn by me:

Spun summer shrug by Belladune, on Flickr
(ignore the face I'm making... my photog was my 6 year old)

Spun summer shrug by Belladune, on Flickr


spun summer shrug by Belladune, on Flickr

Also you'll note that there are daisies and another bee in the yarn.  They unfortunately didn't make it onto the shawl.  But the yarn is sitting there awaiting the moment it becomes a brooch. a giant spun summer brooch.  Smiley 
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011 07:59:59 PM »

This is so pretty!  I bet if you wear it around kids they'll be super-intrigued and want to touch!
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011 08:14:42 PM »

I'm not surprised to see that beautiful yarn transformed into a beautiful shrug! Great work!!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011 08:18:25 PM »

Love this shrug.  Want so bad to touch the yarn!! 

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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2011 08:29:35 PM »

Thank you so much everyone.  The yarn is crazy soft, and when I'm wearing the shrug I can barely tell it's there, but it does keep me warm, for all the 'holes' in it! 
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2011 11:14:58 AM »

I love this so much! I'm dying over that bee.
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2011 11:39:32 AM »

Isn't he cute?  I have a whole bag of them... Now just what to do with the rest!
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2011 04:40:37 PM »

Garsh Belladune, you still make me sick. Vomiting rainbows! That's all I can say Wink
Oh, and you are too cute!
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2011 04:44:18 PM »

lol.  At least it's rainbows and not spiders or something equally as frightening!

and thanks Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2011 10:23:05 PM »

You are super cute in your super cute shrug. I love all things whimsical.
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2011 09:55:40 AM »

It's lovely with all the cute details! Love the colour and the pattern too; it looks fab on you! If you ever come to Holland people might giggle, because "flowers and bees" is another word for eh...expressing love. If you know what I mean  Grin

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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2011 01:27:03 PM »

LOL!! That's all kinds of awesome.  Flowers and bees!  I'm going to be thinking of that every time I wear it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2011 04:20:08 PM »

UBER cute and very creative!
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2011 04:39:41 PM »

This is gorgeous, Belladune!  Your talent awes me!
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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2011 08:50:46 PM »

Cheesy  Thank you so much!!
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« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2011 08:38:20 AM »

It must have been fun spinning your yarn with all of the cute flowers and bees...and then to be able to do it all again when you made the shrug!

It is a fun and practical piece of clothing that is very unique...love the color...and your photographer is pretty good as well! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2011 11:48:57 AM »

It was a really fun yarn to spin! core spun's are actually really fun and versatile.  I'll let the Duck know he's got good photog skills Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2011 10:15:34 AM »

That is so pretty and airy- I love it.
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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2011 10:44:20 AM »

So cool!!  Love it!!  Delicate and whimsical and just awesome.
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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2011 10:51:31 AM »

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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2011 12:04:40 PM »

Creative and fun!
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