Saturday, May 22, 2010

Nella


Recently I hosted a Luxury Scrap Swap on Ravelry. It was only a small swap, about 13 of us altogether. Everyone sent me 100-300g of luxury fibre which I split up into usable scraps and divided up amongst us all. I then sent back the same amount of scraps as was sent to me. The fibres were amazing, we had silk, camel, angora, mohair, alpaca, cashmere, silk....silk....I have probably forgotten some...I added in some undyed alpaca/silk top and some lumpy bumpy scoured alpaca fleece and made some textured batts. Spun into fat, floofy, silky soft singles!
and I am knitting the yarn into a Nella cardigan but with a few mods, such as a bit more length and some extra shaping for the hips...
It is a delicious pattern, a bit sexy and perfect to wear over a strappy top or dress

I am loving the whole thing, from the swap right down to the knitting...I'll keep you posted of my progress.

I managed a bit of spinning int he sunshine this morning before it got too hot and then this evening I planted three hanging baskets..been a busy and productive day!

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Oh and I just thought I aught to add in a photo of the sample I am sending in to the Fibreholics sample box. They are having a birthday this time, can you believe they are a year old?!?

I created a new colourway just for this celebration...Raspberry Chocolate Sundae, and the two fibres used are 18mic merino and silk or BFL, Baby alpaca and silk, both delicious and luxurious..I'll have some if this in my shop as soon as the boxes have been sent out :)



3 comments:

Marianne said...

Oh My, those are some Very Happy batts! look at those gorgeous colours, and Nellie is looking lovely.
The chocolate raspberry colours are beautiful. mmmmmmmm.

Linda said...

That swap yarn is lovely, I do like the way it is knitting up.

Shani Phethean-Hubble said...

This is totally gorgeous... now I have some time to myself I shall be experimenting and you have again inspired... ;-)

hugs
Shani

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