Thursday, October 29, 2009

I wish you could feel this!

Hi! I'm back with some crochet goodness to share with you. 
This I'm proud of and I'll show you why

It started out like this, a pretty little bundle of wool and silk. 
This is  hand dyed, Fleece Artist.

It sounds corny, when you tell someone that the fibre tells you what it wants to be. Not that it told me it wanted to be a skinny crochet scarf, but, that it wanted to be spun to a certain diameter. 

It was exciting to spin, seeing the colour changes, hitting that little bit of blue.
I took my spindle to the coffee shop every morning for a week or so. I may have spun, waiting for a bus here and there. OK, I may have spun on the bus once or twice, when it wasn't crowded. When the bus is crowded, I knit. or crochet. never sew.

Oooh, look, one full cop! I slide that cop onto a fat straw, which just fit on the end of the spindle. The fat straw was a good excuse to stop at Duffin's Doughnuts, who by the way have a really good chorizo/egg breakfast sandwich. (for you Vancouverites)

You see, I needed my spindle empty to fill it a second time, so I could move onto step #2. Plying! (I put the straw filled cops, onto my lazy kate) I plied using the same spindle too. 
Yay me! Then on to the niddy noddy, and a little soak. 

Look! So beautiful!  I'm not tooting my horn.
The fibre is just so wonderful, and the colour, I love it! Well, OK, toot toot!

And here comes the next transformation!
 Isn't that just magical? Simple, ancient technology, mixed with new. 

You can get the free skinny crochet scarf pattern here, which I found via one of my LYS,  Three Bags Full

Thanks so much for having a peek!
Happy Halloween everyone!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Fall

Hello people!

I've had a sick day today and now I'm not so behind on Ravelry. I have plenty of knitting projects to show you soon!

 In the mean time enjoy a little colour!

It's a good time to be a knitter.
 It's fall, and if you live in Vancouver, we have two new Yarn Stores!