Thursday, 25 August 2011

Where did all the skeins go?

During the time I have been spinning and visiting blogs of fellow spinners I've become acquainted to many skeins of yarn, some have been born from my hands, some from other's. Have you ever wondered what happended to that gorgous yarn you saw long ago on somebody's blog? I mean to rescue my skeins from oblivion, this is the first one that has found an new purpose to it's life, and there'll be more to follow. If you want to remember the details of it's birth, go here (second picture).

It's a small shawl/short scarf with short rows to shape it's rounded edges.

I was pleased to find that the colours of a skein dyed more than one year ago with natural dyes have not faded the slightest.

So we all agree that machine knitting isn't cheating, right? ;)

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Playing with clothes

In how many different ways can you wear a garment? Obviously it depends on the garment, but you can always play
You can wear it as it was meant by the designer


With the neck tied

With the neck part as a double sleeve, my favorite

Folded neck

This is the best fitting garment that I have made on the kntting machine so far, we are getting there. Whenever I get a new toy I obsess with it, now it is the knitting machine, but I haven't forgot my old toys, I still hand knit and spin, I have some finished objects yet to show.