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Sunday, February 21, 2010

From Artisan Handspun Yarn to a Knitted Beauty


Last year in March I bought a handspun yarn from an artist in New Mexico (www.twistedsheep.etsy.com) and was smitten immediately by the craftsmanship of this yarn. I set this yarn aside from my regular stash saying to myself I will find the perfect pattern or stitch to bring out the beauty of the colors to compliment the artisanship of this yarn.

A couple weeks ago I came across the yarn in my closet, pulled it aside and was tinkering with the star stitch in my knitting exploits. I got about 5 inches into the scarf and looked at how the stitch was revealing the yarn. This yarn wanted to tell it's own story and as the scarf grew, I got excited. WOW, yes, I'm keeping this scarf! I wanted the artist of this yarn to know how much I appreciated the thought and creativity that birthed this skein. I will wear this scarf often!!! Even in Alabama!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Scarf in Crochet



When you grow up in cold weather and snow...later move to the south in your adult life, it's difficult for me actually LIKE this weather. It snowed in Alabama Friday, and disappeared Saturday. Now that I can handle.
Sunday was a beautiful photography day and so I caught up on a few items that I needed to get pictures and eventually list them in my shop. This scarf is one of them. This is "Alaskan Midnight Sun". The yarn came from an artist in Anchorage "AlaskanNancy". The yarn was a self striping sock yarn in a superwash wool. Once I finished this piece I was instantly drawn to the colors and the abstract beauty.