Thursday, January 26, 2012

Free Mega Infinity Cowl Pattern

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Mega Infinity Cowl


1 Ball Ella Rae Mega (MC)

1 Ball Viking Balder (CC)

US15 Needle 36"- 48"

With Mega (MC)Long Tail Cast On, cast on 130 stitches

Place Marker.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: * K1, P1 * around.

Row 3: Switch to Balder (CC), Knit

Row 4: With MC, K1, P1 around.

Row 5-12: repeat row 3 & 4 changing yarns as indicated.

Row 13: With MC, Knit

Row 14: MC, K1, P1 around

Row 15: Knit

Bind off loosely, being mindful to check as you go that your bind off tension pretty much matches your cast on visually.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

why didn’t I do this sooner?

Wire. Hyperbolic lace. Duh!

I am in love. Again.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Work that Mohair!

I was so excited to be approached about working on some props to be used in a movie. What fun! And a challenge as well, since I really did not know how to execute what they were asking for!

It sounded to me like everything was to be imbued with life-force energy. Well, duh!

So, I se out to swatch a bunch of different fibers and see what would create the undulating and life-like textures….I started with some not-quite-right things and moved on to some wonderful mohair that did just the trick, albeit slippery as all get-out!


These are much closer to the look….getting closer

and here is an approximation of the intention with more changes to come:

getting warm....

I am going as fast as I can working mohair and merino on 35s and 9s and ultimately this will become a series of panels and a large blanket for the big screen.

Also working on some hyperbolic lace pieces for same. Should prove interesting.

I will keep everyone posted, details are super secret but I will share when I can!

Pattern will follow so you can knit yourself one!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

More off the loom…Scarves be Free!

Here we go again, I am freeing the scarves…More shots to follow soon, on bodies…CIMG0168 CIMG0169

These first two shots are just about 23 or 24 inches of fabric for my friend, Marsha to make me some hats I think…it was all the warp left after I finished these others so I warped with some handspun remnants!

Theses next shots are from several strands of cotton threads worked together, handspun black superfine merino, and some cotton flake, and then a bit of other goodies thrown in, some shredded Grateful Dead tie dye a la Stephen , sequins and more.

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Handspun merino and a bit of angora plied with fancy threads…..CIMG0175 CIMG0176 CIMG0177

More Handspun, lots of locks and fancy plying threads….

I think this is my favorite way to spin these days and I love how it weaves up!!

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Friday, January 06, 2012

Scarves Abound.

I just completed this handspun merino, angora, mohair, silk

with tons of sequins scarf!! I am really tickled to see it complete as I had saved the yarn for so long thinking about what it might become. Sometimes I want to hoard the yarn just to have it, and using it for something becomes secondary.

Ta da:

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AND more fun…I am now weaving my latest handspun into this:

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After struggling with a twill handspun lace weight single which was taking forever, I moved on to what I really want to do…you can see the singles on the bobbins below! I really wanted to play with designing the scarf in the spinning stage with more serendipitous weaving as the yarn comes off the bobbin….I think I like it!


Yarn is good. Weaving is good. Electric bobbin winders also good.

More gratuitous close-up shots to follow shortly!