Monday, August 3, 2009

Knitting with Handspun Yarn

Well, it's about time don't ya think?! I've started a project with my Mermaid yarn that I spun from the beautiful Mermaid fiber from Kathy. And I'm really pleased with my yarn!

This is my Mermaid scarf. I'm just winging it on the pattern, so I'll write it all down for you guys while I go. I wanted it to look like mermaid (or fish) scales, pretty cool huh? I tried blocking this section to see if I could get the "lean" out of it. I believe if I wet block it & pin it while drying it will be fine.

Now I just need to finish up the body of the scarf & figure out what kind of edging to do on the short ends.

I sure hope everyone has a good week! Mine has been rather trying already & it's only Monday...sigh.

12 comments:

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Just gorgeous:)Hugs Darcy

Channon said...

Very pretty! Of course your handspun deserves a custom pattern too.

Nichole said...

LOVE that handspun! pretty!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

How amazing to be knitting with your own yarn!!! Very cool. Love your mermaid theme and think the pattern choice is a perfect match :)

Bubblesknits said...

Oh, Anita! I love it! Absolutely gorgeous from start to finish. :-)

gaylen said...

It's fabulous. I will not spin, I will not spin. Anxiously awaiting the finished pattern. g

gypsyknits said...

Oh my gosh! It's beautiful! From the spin to the knit.

emicat said...

Oooh, that's so purdy! It's like what I'd imagine the mermaid's tail to be like.. iridescent :)

Look forward to seeing it all knit up!

Robin said...

THAT IS GORGEOUS!!

NHKnittingMama said...

Hi, Anita!

I have been trying to email you, but the address keeps kicking back to me. I sent it through on Etsy... just an FYI in case you have't checked over there.

Hope you are well!

Amanda

Crochet Goddess said...

great colors and wonderful pattern.

Cat said...

The yarn is lovely and I really like the pattern so I will look forward to seeing it written out!