Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Spash of Color

This week I dug out some roving that I purchased last year and finally spun it up into delicious yarn.  I usually strive to have consistant thickness, but this time I let the roving speak and become what ever it wanted to become.  I ended up with 268 yards of fun, bright orange creamsicle, thick and thin yarn.  I don't know what type of wool this is, but I am guessing some mohair and some costswold based on the crimp.  But who cares?  It came out lovely and the color just makes me smile! 

I also knit up a couple of baby girl hats in sweet lavender and pink. I think there is something telling me that my son and his girlfriend will have a girl this time.. or perhaps just wishful thinking. We found out this week that a new baby will be joining our family sometime in December or January and I am really looking forward to this new baby! Keep your fingers crossed for a girl.. but boy oh boy.. boys can be fun too!

I am working through my original patterns... Remaking the items so I can retake photos, so I started with my hooded scarf. I absolutely love working this scarf and I think I finally got a half way decent photo this time. Remember... I am in upstate NewYork where the wind and snow can get the better of anyone. This is the perfect hood and scarf for our type of weather. 


Bonet5968 said...

You're right, Val, this orange makes me feel very happy! You continue to amaze me with your talent of spinning and knitting. Keeping those needles clicking. Love, Bonet

Tall Cottage Thoughts said...

Valerie, This is the pattern I tried to contact you about. Is it for an adult or a child? I love the hood and scarf idea combined in one. My Mom knit one many, many years ago. I don't know what happened to the pattern. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.

Your blog is lovely and colorful.
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