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!

4 comments:

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 http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=110802

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 wool...now I need to order some more wool!