Monday, April 26, 2010

Scarf for Scarf Exchange 2010

View previous post for preparation before I knitted this scarf.
It is a very simple pattern, No 15mm needles and 11 stitches. Garter Stitch till the desired length. Then I added lots of individual tassles.
I call it my Octopus scarf.
Just for fun I made a felted flower and added a band which can be tidied at the back leaving the flower at a position you would normally wear a broach.
Scarf is hanging on my trusty BABE spinning Wheel.Posted by Picasa

Scarf Exchange 2010

This year the Scarf Exchange is being organised by the Geelong Handweavers & Spinners Guild Inc.
I received my parcel of lovely merino white top 150 gms.
The theme is
From the River to the Sea.
I dyed using Landscape dyes in the microwave, Royal B lue (sea) Kingfisher (river) Yellow (sand) White (clouds).
On my Wild Carder I carden the fleece mixing the colours. I then spun it on
my BABE Spinning Wheel and plied it back with Dark Blue, Yellow wool yarn and light blue glitter yarn. Adding randomly angelina (glitter) and mohair.
Above the finished designer yarn. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Making of Designer Yarn

It was about time I got out my new Ashford Wild Carder and created some designer yarn. So with my coloured merino fleece, and black alpaca I went ahead and carded mixing the colours using the best I thought without getting "that muddy look" . I then went to my stash and found some angelina, ( short glitter fibres) and a cone of green glitter and some flourescent yellow wool.
Then to ply back with I used the green glitter yarn and yellow wool and every now and then took some angelina and added it in. The black alpaca gave it the WOW factor as well as the angelina.
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Beanies for Toddlers

After attending Bellingen Market April, I was surprised by the amount of request for babies and toddler beanies. I did sell a few but I did not have the "just born" premature baby size. So into my yarn box and out came the knitting needles.
I enjoy knitting in front of the telly at night and as it is raining outside I should get a few more finished to take to Bellingen Market May 2010.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rainbow Plait Beanie

I just love the colours of this beanie using pink yellow and blue dyes side by side give extra colour of purple mauve and shades of green. My dyeing process gives it a lovely slanting design when knitted. With a blue shiny hair piece I plaited it and attached it at the end of the knitted beanie.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Novelty Beanies

For the person who wants to have a black curly pony tail and just doesnt have the hair so I found this curly imitation hair piece and attached it to the end of a snug black and grey hand spun knitted beanie. I think I may wear it to amuse my friends seeing I have short blond hair.
After dyeing some hand spun wool purple and red I decided to knit it in one of my favorite styles the pigtail. The band can be worn either down or up guess depends on your head/face size.
I will be taking them to Bellingen market this Sat, 11th April, see you there.Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 9, 2010

Earflap Beanies Black Combos

As the fashions is noticable black with grey/ white/ red in the "HOT Shops" I decided that I would try a different dye pattern and it worked giving an almost sock dye result when I knitted up these earflap beanies. Again I used 16 micron merino fleece and they are so soft.
I spun using my electric for a change maybe getting lazy.
Black with grey, Black with orange/tan, Black with red, Black with green.
See them April Bellingen market.Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Slouch Beanies (4)

Great Slouch Beanies for Unisex wearers with long hair or dredlocks.
See previous post for more slouch beanies that I am taking to Soul Weaving, shop at Bellingen.
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