Monday, December 17, 2007

Blending fun for Christmas exchange

This past weekend was our family's traditional Cousin's Christmas party. My siblings who live close get together and play games, eat lots of food, and exchange gifts between our children, hence cousin's Christmas. The cousins that live further away are also included in the gift exchange. They just don't get the chance to hang out and play games with us on that day.

This past weekend was also the weekend of the spinner's Christmas exchange. For the exchange this year, I dyed some of the "skirts" from Notlwonk . I had five piles of fiber spread out across the couch. Each pile had the three colors of wool, the alpaca, and the dyed purple silk. I carded the green wool by itself, with the yellow wool I added the alpaca, and with the purple wool I added the silk.

In the picture of the colors next to each other, you can see the silk (it's the really wavy stuff in the purple on the far left).

I really like how the blend turned out. Lou, who was my exchange partner, also liked it and said she was going to make something for just her out of it. I have enough of the materials left that I can spin some myself and make something also. I think it will be my next project, when I have a free wheel.

This is a picture of the completed mitts. I have nine completed pair, one single mitt, and one & a half pair still left to knit. I needed to take this picture though so I could send away the two black pair in the center. I can't believe Christmas is only eight days away! There is still s-o-o-o-o much to do.

Happy knitting & spinning.


Anonymous said...

Hope all goes well with the wisdom teeth!

The blend you made for Lu is lovely and I enjoyed seeing photos of how you created it! Hope you get all those mitts done.

LDSVenus said...

I have to say that blend is beautiful. I will be very interested in seeing how the color spins up. I'm sure it will be gorgeous.!!

You have been really busy knitting those fingerless mitts. That is something I want to do for my daughter and grand daughter (and daughter-in-law & sister-in-law) for next christmas. So I best get spinning ;P.