Friday, January 11, 2013

Fiber Friday



Fiber Friday

I have only one FO  this week and so I want to share some of the fiber that sits waiting  to be assigned to a pattern and project page. A few of these skeins were impulse buys, I liked the color or had read a bit about the fiber and wanted to experience what it could do in a swatch. The others were either gifts or planned stash enhancement.

FO for Friday
Anouk at the mid-way point
Anouk, finished but not blocked
Anouk, pattern by Bristol Ivy
Yarn: Malabrigo Twist in Zinc, size  10.5
I came to cast on this project after receiving an invitation to join the Bristol Ivy Design forum group. One of the threads was to name your favoriteBristol Ivy Design pattern. After reviewing Bristol's page, I had to say Anouk. I remembered when it was first featured in a Quince and Co. newsletter and the styling really drew me in. I loved the photography and could picture it being a great accessory for me.  I responded in the forum threads that this pattern was my top choice. After thinking of the Anouk all day  at work, I downloaded it and cast on Friday afternoon. I had the yarn in stash and it was a nice match to the pattern. I enjoyed working this design and will definitely make it again! 

Fiber and Stash Enhancements 


Jojoland Melody Superwash
This yarn was a Christmas gift from my daughter and it came with a pattern AND the Clara Parkes Book of Yarn.  I am not sure what I want to make out of this, but I am leaning towards a shawl or long, wide rectangular scarf. The pattern for the scarf is lacy, but I think I want something more chunky in garter stitch. Maybe something like this, but I am sure I will need to modify the pattern to accomodate the fingering weight of the yarn.


All The Shades of The Truth, Laura Aylor, imported from Ravelry project page


Highland Handmades, Black Ash Worsted in Pumpkin Spice
Highland Handmades Black Ash Worsted 
Highland Handmades is a yarn hand-dyed by a woman living up north in Maine. Her podcast The Fiberista Files is interesting and I watch it each week. Many of the other podcasters I listen to have mentioned her yarn and spinning fibers. She is a small operation and so you have to be waiting for her shop updates at 9AM on Saturdays. This past week, I lucked out and got this shade of Pumpkin Spice; I was hoping to get the color Back Forty, but it was only available in laceweight.  I urge you to go to her Ravelry Highland Handmades Forum group and consider joining. Members of her group are able to download Star Gazing Cowl, her new pattern for free by using the coupon code SC2013.


Star Gazing Cowl, Heather Kinne Imported from http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stargazing-cowl
 
Classic Elite Yarns, Woodland
Classic Elite Yarns, Woodland
This yarn is a skein I picked up while poking around the Windsor Button shop one Saturday. I had read about the fiber and wondered what it would be like to knit with. There is a free Classic Elite Yarn pattern called Woodland Shawlette that I may use, but I plan to swatch first. It may end up as finger less mitts like Jo March, by Kristi Johnson, another free pattern on Ravelry.

Woodland Shawlette, imported from http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/woodland-shawlette-2
Jo March Mitts, imported from http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jo-march-mitts
Rowan Colorscape Chunky
 Rowan Colorscape Chunky
This is the yarn that got me started on my Seyfert Cowl kick. Susan had her version and I really liked it so she showed me the basket of Colorscape. I had to take one home with me. I am not sure if I will use the free Seyfert pattern again or venture into another cowl design.
 
Berroco Vintage
Berroco Vintage
Vintage in Granny Smith green. I got eight skeins of this yarn on a great ebay deal. I need to find a sweater pattern and just make it! I love the color and the yarn, washable, bright, nice twist. I have been thinking to make the Efflortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, but I am afraid it won't look good on my "not size 2" frame.


For more Fiber Friday blogposts, go to Wonder Why Gal's page, here. If you spin, go check out her photos of batts and spinning, you will be inspired.

4 comments:

MarmePurl said...

That stash enhancement looks quite fun.

Enid said...

all the yarns are lovely with great colourways

xxx

Cleo14 said...

I love the green! I'm a huge fan of Berroco too.

WonderWhyGal said...

I love all of that yarn. I really should start digging into my stash and start knitting from that.