Yours, Mine – Ours!

February 26, 2009 at 11:25 am 7 comments

Just a catchy title – this isn’t about blended families, but about the beautiful creations that result through teamwork.  First example: My friend Beth at Blue Mountain Handcrafts www.beth1818.etsy.com  transformed this 2 oz. drumcarded batt of mine:fathombattpix

Into a lovely beaded-fringe scarf:

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 She spun a single on her Ashford Traditional and plied it with a commerical yarn with more sparkles and a hint of eyelash, then knit a simple stockinette scarf, adding vintage beads on the ends.  Since I blogged about the creation of this batt in an earlier post (simply batty!), you can get a look of the project from start to finish!

 

Next, I wanted to show you what I’ve spun up from two of the samples I received in my phatfiber sample box (www.phatfiber.blogspot.com):

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The top sample, from www.welovethor.etsy.com, came to me as a puff of hand-dyed 100% corriedale wool.  I corespun it to preserve the color transitions, and to maximize and show off the fiber.  My little skein is just over 7 yards long, with seven wraps per inch (making this heavy worsted).  Here’s a close-up:

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The next sample is from www.spinningsisters.etsy.com and arrived as a little twist of hand-dyed merino wool roving.  I spun this as fine as I could, then navaho-plied it, creating a three-ply yarn that preserves the color changes.  This little skein is 38 yards long, with 22 wraps to the inch (between a fine fingering and lace weight).  Here’s a close-up:

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Now here’s a challenge:  I’ve never been very good at coming up with projects for small amounts of yarn.  If you know of a pattern that would be perfect for one of these yarns, post a comment below, including the link and which yarn you think it would be appropriate for.  The yarn can be used as an accent in conjunction with another yarn, but patterns using just this yarn would be especially appreciated.  On March 12th,  I’ll draw two names, one for each yarn, from among those who submitted a pattern for that yarn, and I’ll SEND THAT YARN to the winners!  You can submit as many patterns as you want – each submission is an entry in your name.  So submit away!

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