First, a wildly-hued pair of fingerless mitts:
Susie's Reading Mitts by Janelle Masters
- Yarn: My handspun "Raisin Wannabe", 100% Shetland Wool (185 yards / 113 g per skein), 0.73 skeins
- Needle: US 3 (3.25 mm) double pointed needles
- Size: Smallest
Here's the yarn, before knitting (and the fiber it came from):
The mitts have a fun turned picot hem:
... and a little bit of garter stitch and lace for added interest:
The colors are definitely wild, but I love them in a simple accessory like this:
Happily for me, this was the kind of low-pressure photoshoot that Moana could get into:
Alas, this might have been pushing it a little...
Next, here's another handspun knitted item, that just happens to match Bug's eyes:
Percy Shawl by Sanne Kalkman
- Yarn: My handspun "Mermaid", Wool/Silk/Recycled Sari Silk/Angelina (727 yards / 74 g per skein), 0.91 skeins
- Needle: US 2.5 (3.0 mm) double pointed needles
- Size: 62 inches wide, 24 inches deep at center ( = 8 repeats of Chart A, 3 repeats of Chart B (starting with row 5 and ending with row 27, as the pattern directs), and 1 repeat of Chart C)
The yarn (and fiber):
I love how the different patterns come together in this shawl:
And in silhouette:
The whole thing:
OK, Bug, show us the proof...
Now that's just not fair! Give us a peak... please?
Pretty please, with yarn on top?
Ahhh... That's better!