WOOLGATHERERS - Handspun Projects
Scarf - woven on DutchMaster loom. 8-shaft undulating twill.
Warp - Silk/Camel blend from Louet fibers.
Weft - Dark brown alpaca top
Sett 24 epi
Pattern designed using Sweater Wizard softward. Pattern a simple twisted rib throughout.
Sweater for me - Falkland wool, Indigo dyed. To make it go faster
I used sportweight 2-ply doubled - partly to even out the abrash and got
a nice effect.
GRANDDAUGHTER MELEA ANNE - Providing opportunities to make neat things
of handspun yarn. Photos below.
Christmas Project - Meet HUMPhrey - made from yarn spun from camel hair supplied at no charge by the Milwaukee County Zoo - after Melea had her "Tamel Ride".
Knit from yarn spun from the softer piece. Hair on hump and head from hairy piece - put in
place with a felting needle.
Pattern used - zebra/horse and modified.
Melea and Humphrey
Materials for camel project - yarn, soft hair, hairy hair.
BABY SWEATER - "ALMOST FITS"
Baby sweater in 2-ply superfine Merino DOUBLED. The yarn was so fine that for knitting a double strand was needed. Same yarn was used in weft for the "ethnic" long skirt pictured on home page. "Model" is Melea Anne, our new granddaughter. 12/28/01.
Bigger Melea sweater - this one is intended for the sandbox. Pattern is one I did for her Dad when he was in kindergarten. Yarn is grey Romney 2-ply- some overdyed with madder.
And now some mittens and a cap - Boo's never been to a place with winter and will be in Wisconsin over Christmas. Used some nice, soft Shetland here. Red is madder again.
For more handspun linen towels, go to the linen towels page.