I am just a gal who loves to knit and spin in my spare time and thought it would be nice to share my projects with everyone.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Beaded Wrap

This is a kit I bought while at Stitches Midwest last summer. It is a beaded wrap called, Jill and made of cotton with crystal beads. The kit is from Swallow Hill Creations.

The pattern is a variation of the Tilting Block and is very easy to knit. All the beads had to be pre-strung before beginning. The only problem I found is it takes quite a long time to keep pulling up each bead as needed. They have a tendancy to fall back down the strand.

I love the texture of this wrap and know it will be beautiful completed. Hopefully I will have it finished by August for my daughter's wedding.


Black Wool

This is black top with colored mohair mixed throughout. I think it would make a wonderful pair of mittens and scarf. I can't wait to see it plied because the singles are already very pretty. This wool came from Zeilingers in Frankenmuth.


Sunday, February 08, 2009

Blue Handspun

I just finished spinning this yarn this morning. It is fine wool and a little bit of bunny mixed in. It is super soft in shades of blue. I ended up with approx. 1600 yards in a worsted weight. I should have enough for a super soft and warm sweater.


Saturday, February 07, 2009

Red Sweater and Peach Scarf and Hat

I am back! I haven't updated my blog since July. Wow! I don't know where the time went. I finally have a high speed internet that should make my life a whole lot easier and I will be able to post as soon as I finish new projects.

This is a scarf and hat I made for my daughter during the holidays. It is knit from my peach
handspun wool. It has shades of yellow in pink and it very pretty.

The hat pattern was a freebie on the Canadian Living website. I used the pattern from the hat to make the matching scarf.

The red sweater is a cotton pullover I finished last fall. It is made of TLC Cotton
and the pattern is a top down by Knitting Pure and Simple.