Saturday, October 29, 2011

Knitting and spinning

I started to knit this shawl few weeks ago and now finally I have made some progress with it. I dyed the burgundy colored yarn myself. This is alpacca yarn, so very soft. I love this pattern.

Andrea´s Shawl by Kirsten Kapur.

This roving was dyed last week, when I got all my new lovely dye colors ;) Soon I will also get new wool, BFL, Merino and some silk. That will be fun!!

Have a nice weekend ;)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hand dyed yarn

I have been hand dyeing yarn lately. I'm very happy with those.

This is Icelandic wool and it is great for lace pattern.

This one is Sock yarn and is now for sale in my new Etsy shop :)

And the turquoise and brown yarn is also Icelandic wool and is lace weight. I love that one :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Finished shawl

Now I have finished knitting my own hand dyed and hand spun shawl. It looks good :)

Now I'm spinning this brown and golden Shetland wool. It is taking ages because my work and life is taking a lot of my spinning time.

I also started to knit Andrea's shawl but I don't like the yarn I'm using and I have to choose another one. I just ordered new dye colors and maby I'll just wait until I they arrive here and dye some wool to use in that shawl.

I have been making experience in dyeing sock yarn and wool yarn and I like it. Photos later ;)