Okay, I know that title holds little appeal right now, when we are setting new records for high temps here in the South. I mentioned in this post that I had spun up some yarn while at last week’s craft show, but I have not yet shared that with you. I bought a pound of Ashland Bay Merino and silk roving from a friend at a spin-in last year. I bought that much so that I would have enough to make something substantial; more than just a scarf or mittens. I originally thought I would make a shawl. This shows the roving along with the yarn being knit up. This close up shot helps you appreciate just how many colors are in this fiber.
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Any time I spin a fiber, especially one like this, I am always amazed at how different it looks when spun into yarn. Then it looks different again when it is crocheted or knitted up. This transformation never gets old for me.
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(The yarn bowl is my early Mother’s Day present!)
I am knitting the Elisbeth Cardi by Bonnie Marie Burns. I spent quite a bit of time deciding what to make with this yarn. Elisbeth has a nice mix of cables and simple knitting that looks much more difficult than it really is. By the time I am done with my Elisbeth, the fiber will have passed through my hands at least four, in some cases, five times. This is why I spent so much time looking for something to make. I know I will wear this. When you put as much time and energy into making something, you want to be sure that it will be used. So while I may not need the warmth right now, I am hoping that I will be nearly done in time to wear my cardi when the weather does cool off. How are you making your weekend? I hope you make life DIY!

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