Thursday, May 28, 2009
Winter is only a few days off so I have been busy spinning new and designer yarns, then knitting many beanies.
They can be worn to keep the chilly winds away, or the new scrap beanie is definately for fun as well as being practical.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
In my stash I found this lovely natural black alpaca which I firstly spun up with mohair which I had prevoiusly dyed all different colours. picking at random different colours I plied it back with black wool yarn, so beanie "top" has this spun yarn at the band.
Second sample I plied with glitter which I dyed aqua and with an added purple angelina gave it a bit of bling. "middle" has this yarn at the band.
Third sample I plied with glitter I dyed gold to tan. "bottom" has this yarn at the bottom.
I just loved working with this natural black alpaca, I was very happy with the result they are soft and very comfortable to wear. I have a good stash so I'm keen to get out the spinning wheel and see what I can design from my other stash of mohair, glitter, angelina etc. please double click on photo to see more close up detail.