November 21, 2013
Started with these fluffy battlings from Hobbledehoy in Blue Sky (a fall battling SAL inspired by Breaking Bad ) These tiny batts were so soft that I knew I wanted the finished project to wrap around my neck - the ingredients.. merino wool, superfine merino, silk, bamboo, tencel, sari silk, alpaca, sparkle - YUMMM!
4 colorways - a total of 2.5 ounces/240 yards of 2 ply - not very much, but I decided it was enough for a woven scarf and if the scarf wasn't long enough I would turn it into a woven cowl.
But at 46" long X 7" wide , it was perfect for a nice lightweight scarf - and a scarf it will stay - not turning it into a cowl this time, but I still think that is a good idea for a future short scarf.
Here is a close up of the weave - all those little nubs of color and specks of sari silk, shiny tencel and bamboo and the glistening sparkle (which sadly you can't see in these pictures) - I can stare at woven fabric for a long time - mesmerizing!
I now have visions of using up all my leftover handspun and leftover sock yarn to weave plaid scarves!
November 7, 2013
Started with this beautiful bfl/silk fiber from FatCatKnits in Deep Sea colorway
then combined it with Knit Picks Palette for some pretty colorwork mittens
Pattern: Quaternity by Rose Hiver
Never easy to be the photographer and model!
Viewing the back of the hand stitch pattern - Depending on how you look at it - there are stars or 4 petaled flowers. Also different patterns if you keep looking - kind of like a quilt. I also really like the braids - sets the cuffs off beautifully.