10 May 2013

Prize Yarn, Handdyed Silk Hankies & a Handspun Dog!!

Hi! How are you this Friday? I'm in a happy mood today, the sun is shining, the sky blue, and I have just submitted my assignment, woohoo!

Sometime ago I entered a giveaway on Paula's blog, guess who was the lucky winner? Yep, it was yours truly! A packaged arrived this week and contained these gorgeous skeins:
The yarn is 100% certified organic merino and the colourway is English Lavender, you wouldn't believe how squishy and soft it is, and in my favourite colour! It is a fingering weight and about 396 yards, will need to find the perfect pattern worthy of this yummy yarn.

I didn't do much yarn crafts this week due to my assignment, just a little knitting and spinning but not much for showing. But I did have this stack of handdyed silk hankies to share with you:
I'm calling this Sunset, it was dyed with two packets of Orange KoolAid and dabs of Americolor Violet (food colour) cooked up in my crockpot. The colour came out surprisingly rich.

A lady from my spinning group brought in a dog made from handspun, I couldn't help but taking some photos. So please meet Bluey the red dog:
... here he is wearing a felted coat his owner Frances has made... that's Frances in the background in the photo above giving a demonstration in needle felting :)
I love fibre arts, don't you?

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  1. Those hankies are beautiful, says the sucker for orange. I still haven't figured out how to spin mine so they are something more than a mess. I look forward to seeing what you create. That dog is adorable.

  2. I love that purple yarn... with just enough color variation to keep things interesting.

    I don't know what it is about silk hankies, but I think they look best in orange. Nice dye job!

    And the dog? Wow!

  3. You've got two of my favorite colors in your post this week - purple and orange. Those silk hankies are amazing. Well done! Will you actually spin them, or just knit directly from the hankies?

    1. Thanks! I haven't decided yet, maybe blend it with something else or maybe just knit it on its own? We'll see ;)

  4. Hey you got California yarn! It's even semi-local to me, too bad you won't have time to visit the central coast region when you are here. We might have a local shop carries the yarn tho if you really like it.

    Silk takes on colors so well. I have a dye-ing project planned, but will have to rip out the sweater first!

    Cute doggie :-) he looks little guilty in the first picture, maybe embarrassed he didn't have any clothes on :D

    1. Oh I so wish we could have more days in the Bay Area, all your talk about your LYSs are making me quite envious! What dye job are you planning? Was I responsible to convince you to come to the "dark side"? ;-)