Woolly Wednesday - yellow, green, blue, red

it's Woolly Wednesday again and a great opportunity to once again show off my finished bathroom curtains project.



Woven from merino wool / silk, spindle spun. I drum carded the dyed merino with white, well blended but there's still some variance in the colour which is nice. Warp is commercial cottolin, woven on a 4-shaft 32" loom. Pattern is a herringbone twill, more photos including the draft on Flickr

Finishing the curtains means that I've been able to officially start this sock project. I've now finished spinning this really lovely fibre from Yummy Yarns, it's BFL / Bamboo dyed in 'Water Sprite' colours (I especially love the bluey green). This time I've spun really fine, again by hand spindle, and navajo (chain) plied to concentrate the colours. I have two skeins of reasonably fine 4-ply (which *should* be identical, I split the fibre down the middle) and I'm looking forward to seeing how the colours stripe when knitted.


Another dormant WIP  may see some action soon is my Tatiana pullover. I'm not spinning this one but using Ashford's Tekapo 100% wool in dark red (looks brighter in the photo than it really is). I'm dipping my toe in the crochet pool, I'm relatively new to it. This jumper has a lovely 'shell' pattern made from puff stitches, which I'm enjoying.



4 comments:

Shearer's Girl said...

It's fantastic to see such a mammoth project come to completion. I have so much handspun I haven't done anything with.

Shiela Dixon said...

Thanks Lydia, mammoth is right, but I can say that I enjoyed every minute, and so satisfying to see the result.

I'm newer to weaving than knitting but is a quick and enjoyable way to use handspun.

Claire said...

I am in awe of all things woven, as I cannot do it. How wonderful to have been able to make something from your own handspun that will be used every day, and bring some homemade beauty to the bathroom.

Dawn said...

Wow, how wonderful to weave your own curtains ... I am sure I will get into weaving one day!

Love the sock yarn x