Monday, June 20, 2011

Spinning and knitting/Spinnen und stricken

Oh deer ;-) - it's been a bit of a time since last ... I'm sorry for that.

Yes, I have assembled my deers roughly -but I'm not satisfied with the result yet, and therefore it will have to 'mature' in a safe place until inspiration strucks me anew, I'm afraid.

Summer has come to Austria, and I've been spending a lot of time in my garden, also spinning and knitting.

Do you remember the hand-dyed wool I bought last month? I've spun it all during the last weeks, and the icecream-coloured New Zealand lambswool turned out like this, when plyed with a golden-yellow silk thread from my stash:



For the first time I made a fringe as well - wound it over a pocket book to get the size right, cut it and passed it through the border stitches with a crochet hook and made a slip knot.

This shawl is dedicated to become a luxurious present for someone later on.



The other wool roving I bought from Dornröschen was a wool/linen blend, which I spun quite thin and plyed with a linen thread - one part with a green, another part with a black one.

You can see how much darker the same wool appears with the black plying than with the green one!

I worked front and back the same again, so I can wear the vest/slipover both sides. This time, however, I knitted the mitered diamonds horizontally, like a patchwork, to receive a different look than for the Noro slipover though the pattern idea is the same.



It's a wonderful thing to wear, lightweight and yet warm, still with a touch of 'coolness', due to the linen part ... and it was marvellous to spin as well because of those long and grasping linen fibers - with eventual soft short-fibered bumps!

And while I was on the go knitting, I made myself a shoulder poncho too - one single string (100g) of one-ply Swedish Gotland fur sheep wool from 'Färgkraft' - this hand-dyed colour is called 'Dusk' ...

I worked two pieces of triangle shawls, beginning at the top center, sewing them together in front and back. This light-weight piece only has 100 g but is as warm as an oven on neck and shoulders - perfect to put on over a T-shirt when the evening chill comes around!



I finished it up with a crocheted picot border, using some Schoppel Crazy Ball Lace yarn I had at hand.

(German summary: Meine Rehe und Hirsche sind zwar grob zusammengefügt, müssen aber noch etwas nachliegen, bis mir die zündende Idee für den Abschluß kommt.

Inzwischen habe ich aber fleißig gesponnen und gestrickt - der bunte Schal und der Pullunder sind aus dem Spinnfutter von 'Dornröschen' entstanden - den Schulterponcho habe ich wie zwei Dreieckstücher gestrickt und dann vorne und hinten mittig zusammengenäht - die Wolle ist von 'Färgkraft', handgefärbte einfädige Gotlandspelzwolle ... mmm, luftig leicht und trotzdem warm wie ein Ofen an den kühlen Sommerabenden!)

7 comments:

Wolle Natur Farben said...

Da sind ja wieder solche Kunstwerke entstanden, dass ich mich frage ob du überhaupt dazu gekommen bist im Garten was zu machen ;-) Solche "leichten" Teile trägt man/ frau lange und gerne und es hört sich an als ob es echte Lieblingsstücke werden. Sehr anregend deine Werke. LG Anke

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Danke für Deinen echt netten Kommentar, liebe Anke - ja, ich glaube, es könnten Lieblingsstücke werden!

Und der Garten - seufz! - ist schon recht zu kurz gekommen ... da hast Du wohl recht! (Aber ein bißchen Gießen geht sich noch aus! :-)

Kelly said...

All of your work is beautiful! The shawl is so pretty!!

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you so much, dear Kelly - happy to hear from you again!

Sara Lechner said...

I feel lazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zebra said...

Oh wie schööööön!!!
LG, Zebra

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thanks, Sara and Zebra :-))!