Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Finished Projects

The date for the beginning of summer is almost upon us, but I feel like we started summer here in Texas, during May. We have all been saying summer anyway. 

This shawl is knitted using mainly hemp yarn and the lace portion on the bottom(which looks darker and really is darker) is Louet Linen yarn. The hemp yarn was purchased from Fiberlady here in Lewisville. David actually runs the machines that spin the hemp yarns, as well as, the bamboo yarns.

I used my pattern: Springtime Fling, which can be found on Ravelry.

I joined a Knit A Long with the My Sisters Knitter group on Ravelry and we had to knit something from Nature. Well, the name of this cowl is Wolkig, which is German for "cloudy" and the yarn color is named Oil Slick. The name Wolkig/cloudy helped me be eligible for the KAL.

The Wolkig is long enough to pull up over your face in blustery weather and light enough to squish down around your neck. Yes, 🌝, it gets cold here in the winter. 

On Wednesdays, there is a group of us who try to get together to spin, knit, crochet or whatever crafty thing you have going at the moment. For a VERY long time I have been spinning on the red yarn below. The red is more of a cranberry than red, as you can see. It is a 2 ply and 1642 yards wool yarn.

Several years ago we were talking about marking our skeins, with a waterproof tie, so we can count our wraps around the knitty knoddy and mark the skein before washing. Liz suggested surveyors type tape. It isn't a sticky tape, but somekind of nylon or plastic tape and you can use a Sharpie marker to write your info on it. The tape is the little orangey thing hanging down there.

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