Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Plans

I did the above draw down for a weaving project I'm planning. Took some time but I like the pattern. I'll be using Wagtail Yarns Mohair yarn, It's very fine. I can't remember which ply it is. I have 4 colors.
So I did a little art and played around with the colored pencils. The green i have is heavier than the other three colors and so I will be using that sparingly in the warp. I will be first warping for a sample scarf to make sure it's all good. If everything goes well then I'll warp for a Ruana. Two panels sewn together halfway and then split open. Stitches will be picked up and knit along the edge at the neck to make a triangle that will stand up to wear that a seam just ending at that point may not be able to take.
This is a triangle shawl pattern I'm working on for the cashmere/silk yarn I spindle spun. I need to do a swatch to see if my pattern will work. It looks like the point is a little too pointy so I may have to go back to the drawing board and choose another stitch pattern.

So theree are lots of projects brewing but not a lot getting finished.
Got my nails done yesterday. I LOVE them. You should see them in the sun light. That's acrylic powder with glitter in it. There are at least 10 colors so it'll be a year before I try them all out!

Something else in the works is a series of fiber samplers. We're working on the raw wool samplers at the moment. There is a Super sampler which contains 2 ounces of 18 breeds, a sampler with 10 breeds, a fine wools sampler and a long wools sampler. No photos yet but they should be on the website in the next day or two. I'm very excited about this new product.

Anyhoo, lots of great plans and a new newsletter is coming soon so watch your email!

3 comments:

jody said...

That sounds like an exciting sampler. I'll have to be on the look-out!

Obsidian Kitten said...

Sparkles become you! You are indeed an super-sparkly type of grrl =)

Mary Ann said...

I just came across your blog! What a treat! I love the triangle shawl pattern! Beautiful!