Mardi Gras at Summer Solstice!!

WillyG's picture

Here's my tribute to the start of summer...a delicious pair of wintry mitts in my first painted handspun that is plied on itself (versus plying the painted fiber with a natural colored fiber). I had thought I was spoiled for knitting, but knitting with my own handspun like this--and on a favorite quick-fix pattern--helped me fall in love with knitting again.

I'm including a view of my latest yarn...I love the colors so much I can hardly contain myself. I used to have trouble picking a favorite color...I have always thought in colorways, even before I knew what they were...but I've come to realize I unconsciously (or consciously) fixate on a sort of Caribbean blue-green mix. And thanks to a wonderful woman named Gale, I have these colors in a lovely shot of yarn! Did this on knit in public day...even made it into the paper while spinning. I couldn't go to bed until this yarn had been spun, plied, bathed, and hung to dry. I love the colors that much. Okay, I'll include a shot of the wool! Bon apetit!

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BuduR's picture

I absolutely love these! the colors are fantastic, and I'm not much of a color person, I prefer black, and if I feel daring sometimes I even wear camo, but these I would definately wear.
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purlyman's picture

Wow... those look great. I almost can't figure out exactly what you've done pre-knitting with the coloring and plying and handspinning etc. Sounds amazing though. Great job.


Outstanding job! I love the colors...

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great job, Willy! -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.