Feb. 18th, 2013

lizcommotion: text: "If only yarn grew on trees" with a photo of trees that have been yarn bombed (covered with knitted yarn) (yarn trees)
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Hi comm! *echo echo* In an effort to encourage posting here, I thought I'd share some photos of a shawl/ette I made recently. I just learned how to hand-spin with a drop spindle. I did not spin all the yarn for this shawl. Rather, I mixed yarn from a local farm that I'd been hoarding like a dragon for that special project with some of my first handspun. It's a really simple garter stitch pattern, but I think that highlights the qualities of the yarn rather than distracting from them.

Without further ado...

Reverse side part homespun shawlette
Close-up of my shawlette that shows stripes of natural colored yarn in a triangular pattern. The bumpier yarns are the homespun, the smoother yarns are the ones that were machine-spun.
1 Photo of the entire shawl under the cut )

The local yarn is alpaca and the homespun is wool, so it is super warm. I wore it yesterday at my very cold partner's family's home, and was quite grateful for it. <3 spinning.

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