……Before I finish!
I have written about edgings before. They are the finish that turns a shawl into a work of art – or the start that lets the “look”! They also can take as long or longer than the body of the shawl itself. Right now I am working on an edge that is going require roughly twice as much yarn as the body of the shawl itself. It wide and beautiful, gathered at spots on the edge of the shawl. I designed it this way….What was I thinking!?!
No doubt it will be beautiful when it is done – if it is ever done! My goal is to get it done this summer. Once knit it will only need to be painted. Once painted ….. who knows. I am amassing quite a collection of painted shawls and scarves. Maybe it is time to find another obsession……?
This year is turning into the year of yarn.
I am an explorer in Clara Parkes the Great White Bale. The sample fibre arrived last week, complete with papers and a project bag!
The sample fibre is so soft, even with the farmyard still in the wool. It is amazing how much plant matter is left, even after the cleaning process! Most of the remaining plant matter will be removed during the carding process before spinning.
The first batch of yarn will be here soon. This first hank was spun with a “Mule Spinner“. And will come complete with nepps (sort of little lumps) and be just like a bouncy, springy baby. First baby, first of a four……Superfine Saxon Merino – spun many ways, dyed and undyed – yarn to design with, projects to paint. Nope, this is not the year to find a new obsession.
Emily – my friend, boss, owner of Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns – has gone on quite a yarn buying spree. New yarns, new fibre blends and so much new to play with. Now why would I ever want a new obsession when the old one still has so much to offer!
Stash enhancement is at an all time high! Bring it on!