After a few blissful days of sun and warm temperatures, the wet and the cold are rolling back in. S’ok. I have a plan.
That’s my Dorset Down handspun on its way to becoming a head scarf. I was, you know, cheating on it a bit with that baby accessories set. But now that baby stuff is done, I’m back to being faithful to my Dorset. No more cheating. Probably.
It will be, in essence, just a wide strip of lace to wrap around my head and keep the wind from whistling into my ears. The yarn was spun from Dorest Silver provided by those wonderful people at Louet. I’m very happy with the way it’s working up. Even pre-blocked I can see good definition in the lace.
I made an honest effort to get you picture or two outside, in some good light, before those clouds rolled in. That, however, was mostly prevented by Feline Overlord.
She has loved this Dorset from the very beginning. Future head scarf is going to have to live in a locked box I think.
"There is no failure. Only feedback." - Robert Allen
8 Comments on "Playing With The Dorset"
Lol, cats love to photo bomb everything. Have you ever tried making Feline Overlord something from scraps, so she can have her own thing? Oh, never mind. Who am I kidding? Cats always want everything that isn’t theirs!
I believe you are right. If they had their own knitted something they would still want mine. Being pushy and selfish and all up in our business is just the way kitties show affection!
It is! Its a bowl I made. Knitted first & then felted and I just love it. So handy for keeping you balls of yarn in decent shape.
It is wonderful to make something from my own handspun yarns But you know… its almost as enjoyable to give handspun away to another knitter or crocheter.
I like the idea of the knitted bowl. I have never felted anything – except accidentally.
Since my last post yesterday I have met a lady at our knitting group who actually has a spinning wheel left by her mother. What a coincidence! I think I may be paying her a visit.
Wonderful! Enjoy the experience of trying out a new-to-you wheel. They are are a bit different, with their own quirks and personalities. And I hope the need to become a spinner take a hold of you and doesn’t let go!
Is there a pattern or instructions for the yarn bowl in this picture? I love it.
I love that felted yarn bowl too. I take it with me everywhere. I wrote up a post on that project. Its the “Doing Mean Things to Yarn” post.
But its not a pattern post. Hmmmm. Maybe I’ll make another and get it written up. I wouldn’t mid having a second, back up yarn bowl. 🙂