Saturday, December 23

Unexpected gifts and a yarn swap

Two of my knitting/spinning buddies, Elizabeth and Jessica, surprised me this week with Christmas gifts. The Adamas shawl pattern and 2 skeins of Jewel blue laceweight from Elizabeth and a felted notions bag and a Nicky Epstein book from Jess. Wow! I love everything! I gave Elizabeth some black lambswool with white silk roving from Greyside Farm. It's so soft! Jess, I know you're reading this, so I won't blog about your gift. You'll have to wait to find out what it is! :-)

Elizabeth and I also swapped our laceweight handspun. My black Shetland with colored silk (see earlier post) for her gorgeous merino/silk blend in blue and purple. These are so my colors! See the extra roving in the pic? Once I spin it up I will have well over 1,000 yards for a shawl. Now to find a pattern.

The feather and fan scarf was completed last night and is on the blocking board. It's about 60" long and 10" wide. It's my creation from start to finish---from spinning the yarn, to making up a pattern (how hard is it to choose a stitch pattern from Barbara Walker? LOL!), and finally knitting it! It has love spun and knit into every stitch. Hope my SIL likes it when I give it to her on Christmas Eve!


e's knitting and spinning blog said...

I'm so glad you like the laceweight Vicki. You are welcome to borrow the Butterfly Garden but it is a square shawl. i think I'm going to knit Evelyn Clark's Paisley shawl with the purple you gave me. I love that yarn!!! The Paisley Shawl is one of my favorite designs.

marti said...

elizabeth is just the greatest, i love spening time with her when we go to indiana, how fortunate you are to be closer!