Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My handspun wool shawl

This thing turned out so pretty, and also a lot shorter than I intended! I had 8 oz of wool dyed as you could see in my last post, and it really didnt make enough yarn to do much...but I am still happy, but the next time I want to make a big project I may spun a pound or more of wool for it LOL

And yes those are orbs in the picture. Yes I realize one is situated over my uterus, yes I am freaking out.

Anywhoo, the shawl is trimmed in this neato magenta colored fuzzy sparkly stuff I had stashed. I wanted it to have a trim and this worked well. I have it tied together in the front with a piece of that yarn, kinda lame, yes. I intend to put a nice button on here soon.

This is the back, I couldnt get a good picture of the back cause Justin was very un co-operative with me in taking pictures this night LOL

Here is the best picture Justin got but you can really see close up what it looks like. I made some boo-boos on it so its not perfect, but I love it all the same. I used a great big "Q" hook and a triple crochet stitch thru the whole thing. I wanted it to be big and open, lacy looking.

I love my kool aid dyed wool!!!

Next challenge is BAMBOO! I ordered a pound of it from Suespins on Etsy
And it should be getting here any day cause she was so awesome and shipped it so fast! I will post all my adventures with bamboo soon!


Kreated by Kelly said...

Very pretty Libby!!! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the bamboo!!

Pren said...

WOW!!!!! that is amazing libby. its so beautiful. i can not believe you just learned to spin. too cool. you are inspireing me to give it another go

Pren said...

ok btw where did you get your roving?

Auroras_Garden said...

I got the roving from copperpot on etsy

She has amazing roving. Her 8 ounce corrie x, which is what I bought, is so soft and drafts super easy. You should give it another go Pren! I love spinning, and found its easier than I thought, the trick is you have to draft the wool before you start, and drafting can be challenging cause you have to try to get all the strips the same thickness. I end up with a pretty even yarn but still has thick and thin spots, but I am getting much better at it the more I do it. You should convo Copperpot and ask her about the roving, she dont have up a listing for it right now but I am sure she has some just ask her she is super nice.

Thanks for the compliments Kelly! I cant wait to see what I do with the bamboo too! LOL I have this dream of pink and black twisted yarn with the pink being shiny like bamboo is shiny and the black being black I need to order some more wool!