Buying new stuff for my stash is not currently in the budget so I am looking to my cherished stash to knit patterns that I’ve fallen in love with.
One such pattern is the Stripe Study Shawl. If you have not seen this recently released pattern, it is an asymmetrical triangular shawl knit in garter stitch.
I pondered a bit, trying to figure out what I wanted to use. I have some CCM Merino-Nylon that I could use, but the yarn said it didn’t want to be this pattern. (Yes, yarn can be pretty particular about what it wants to be.)
Then I remembered that I have some reclaimed/redyed yarn that I bought quite a while ago from AllSpunUp before all the lovely spinning fiber filled her shop. It’s this lovely, blue-purpley fingering weight yarn and oh so soft.
So the next question became what would I use for the contrasting color? Enter the cashmere/tussah silk fiber that I bought last year.
I originally had other plans for it but that did not come to fruition so, after I finish my current spinning project, I plan to spin a 2-ply fingering-ish weight yarn to use as a part of this shawl.
A cashmere/silk shawl…in garter stitch…can you imagine?
I’ll go now while you think about that.
After I bought the periwinkle, I kept eyeing this fiber and finally I bought it!
It’s the colorway ‘Ariadne’.
It’s so much like the Periwinkle in it’s soft, subtle color and it just makes me smile. It’s should be great fun to spin.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy some fiber fun today!
Another goodie from Cabin Cove Mercantile!
It’s the Confetti colorway – 4 ounces of very soft Merino.
I’ve always wanted to spin a fiber that was dotted with color and still had the natural color of the wool.
I think this’ll be fun to spin.
I always said that if Dave ever offered his hand painted fibers again, that would be one of the first thing I bought.
Cabin Cove Mercantile recently reopened for business and I filled up my cart with goodies!!
This is 4 ounces of 100% squishy merino in the Kaleidescope colorway. (I can’t resist a rainbow. )
The last fiber I bought a few years ago from the Mercantile is still in my stash. It’s that ‘beloved’ stash that sits there ’cause you don’t wanna to mess it up. Well, I’m a much better spinner now and make more yarn that I like than not.
I can’t wait to spin it all!
I’ve had some more fiber follow me home lately so fiber friday is back for a bit.
This fiber is from the October 2010 install of The Painted Tiger fiber club, in the colorway ‘Thriller’ – inspired by Michael Jackson’s Thriller!
I am a huge Michael Jackson fan so it feels this colorway was made just for me. I can’t wait to spin it!
I recently saw a rainbow arching across the sky. It was after a rainstorm – the sun came out and as I was driving home, I looked to my left and there was a rainbow… almost a full rainbow. Inspired, I went home and started spinning this – 4 oz Superwash Merino dyed by The Painted Tiger.
My goal was the split the top in half and spin so the colors matched up.
Well… that didn’t work out as planned, which is why I ended up with two skeins.
Nonetheless, I like it.
I haven’t bought a lot of spinning fiber this year ’cause I currently have plenty of stash to keep me busy.
Dyed by Spincerely, superwash Merino in the colorway “Stained Berry”.
I call it ‘Berry Berry Nice’.
During Ravelympics 2010, I was a part of Team Manic Purl, lead by Chrissy of The Manic Purl Podcast. There were not many spinners on the team, but it was a fun, supportive team. Even still, I didn’t not achieve my goal. Color me surprised when I got a message on Ravelry that I’d won one of the prizes!
Wollmeise in the colorway, Saami.