Sunday, January 10, 2016

Knitting, Spinning, and Quilting too!

Last night I finished knitting a Paris Toujours shawl!  It's a wool / cotton blend that is light, soft and fluffy, and I'm hoping will be comfortable not only in the winter, but also on cool winter evenings.

Before Thanksgiving, I finished spinning this Waterlilies roving from The Yarn Wench on Etsy.  Since I had two braids, I combined them and chain plyed, to keep the color changes as clean as possible.  It still needs to be wet finished (soaked and dried), but love how it came out.

After Thanksgiving, the spinning wheel was out, along with braid of wool called Young and Old from Three Waters Farm.  It looked like this while it was being spun:

and this once it was chain plyed:

In 2010, Bunny Hill Designs was doing the Snowbound Block of the Month on her  design, and although I was able to keep up with it for a while, I did fall behind, put it away, and have just pulled it out again.  (If you remember, my book was released in October, 2010, so it was a busy year!)  If I keep working on it, it should be finished in time to hang before Christmas next year.

That's it for now....


Delighted Hands said...

Isn't it wonderful to have all these creative outlets?! Beautiful work here.

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

I found you whilst blog hopping this evening :) As I said on another blog earlier, I am in awe of spinners, I tried it last year and was so bad at it! I love that green blue mix, it's gorgeous, and you've reminded to go read Bunny Hill blog as I haven't visited there for some time :)

Lynn Majidimehr said...

Delighted Hands - yes, it's so fun to be able to make all kinds of things! When stuck on one, you can go work on another:-)

Jill at emeraldcottage - am happy you found my blog and spinning. As you can probably tell, I like to play in many different mediums and once I learned to spin, I've found it very relaxing, since I don't stress over it and mostly let the fiber tell me what it wants to be, with only a desire to make a certain weight yarn if it will cooperate:-)