Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Yarn Along...

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now?~
Joining Ginny for her weekly Yarn Along...
My sister got me this beautiful hank of yarn for Christmas.  Isn't it lovely?  This yarn is handspun and dyed up in Christiansburg, VA near my hometown.  I love supporting local business, so this was a treat for me in more ways than one.  The etsy store is TwoSiberiansFiber and they have some amazing stuff. 
The description of the yarn states:
This is 470 yards of handspun coilspun yarn, the main ply spun thick-and-thin and plied with a laceweight wool binder single, also handspun. It was spun from art batts like the one in the bottom picture consisting of hand-dyed copper alpaca, Peruvian wool, copper angelina and hand-dyed Icelandic and Teeswater locks in green, yellow and pink. It's a soft, crimpy yarn with beautiful texture and definition, worsted weight in the main.
I'm just beside myself trying to figure out what it should be knit into.  I'm thinking a hat.  Yes, I'm almost certain it should be a hat, but what pattern is the question.  Any suggestions?
I am still plugging along on the baby blanket and Angel the Doll I posted about a couple weeks ago.  I'm so easliy distracted this time of have long tedious projects on the needles was not a smart move on my part.  It's summertime...I need quick and easy.
Having said that, thinking I could break up the monotony a bit, I cast on a (not quick and easy) Shawl with No Name.  I have this beautiful fingering that I got last year at the beach and it has started out as many things, but by golly by gosh, I'm not frogging this scarf.  I will finish it.  And I'll update you on the progress of that next week.
As for reading, the kids and I are working our way through both Little House in the Big Woods and Anne of Green Gables.  How I never read these as a child I'll never know, but I am thoroughly enjoying them both.  My girls are loving them as well...everyday they have deep discussions as to which one resembles each character the most.  I can tell you without a doubt, my oldest is Anne Shirley made over.
Tell me what you are knitting and reading this week.  I can't wait to hear about it.
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Donna said...

I knew that was hand spun as soon as I saw it. It's beautiful yarn! A hat is a great idea. A simple pattern will work great - let the yarn do the work for ya.

Ali said...

Your yarn is gorgeous. I really like the changing colour tones. I loved reading to my children. It's a great excuse to get lost in a children's book.
Ali xx

Lucy Bowen said...

That yarn is gorgeous, I would just stick to a fairly plain ribbed hat to show off the colours.