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Saturday, June 29, 2013
This Yarn Makes My Fingers Happy
I love everything about this yarn: the texture, the strength, the colors are all wonderful. I didn't mean it to, but it kind of looks Mardi Gras-y.
This is an alpaca/silk blend yarn, so it's very soft. I'm weaving a twill pattern called Pennsylvania Dutch. These will be a pair of shawls with two different wefts. The first shawl is getting a weft the same as the warp, and the second one will have a weft of a handspun wool that I have had for a while. I currently plan to make the fringe very fancy, either with beads or just multiple knots, it depends on how much patience I have with it.
Want to see something else pretty?
It rained the other day and when it was done I went out on our balcony and found my hanging plants with some lovely raindrops hanging on to them. To the right is a begonia of some sort, below is an asparagus fern my mom gave me.