Monday, January 09, 2006
Jaime asked for a picture of her scarf. Here it is, knit with Stermann Pharao Cotton. I really enjoyed this project, even the little bobbles, knit from the center to each end.
Now, on to the subject at hand: I knit with my very first handspun over the weekend - added an 8-row stripe to a felted backpack I'm making for a birthday gift for the granddaughter. Started with a purple Cascade 220 for the bottom and some rows up the sides, then switched to a Colinette bulky for a few rows (a little too bulky as it turns out, but it will make a pretty neat stripe), then a skein of Noro. I looked at my lumpy, bumpy, too-twisted (or not twisted enough, as the case may be) grayish/blueish yarn and thought "why the hell not?" It was a bit thick, but I think all will be forgiven after the felting. I am now back to the second skein of Noro, to reverse the striping, and will do the rest in the Cascade.
This has been a great experiment for me, and I'll post a picture when it's done, before and after felting.