Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Handspun AND Handknit

Handspun Cowl with Abalone Button 6

This neck warmer is all goodness. It's the hand spun Kool Aid dyed BFL from three weeks ago. Just a tube with garter rows at the start and finish, easy peasy. But look at how nicely it striped up! I could try to BS you all by saying "oh, I planned that. It took me weeks of calculations to work it out, blah blah blah...." Yearight. Pure luck. Honestly? I would have preferred that kind of luck when I bought that loser Mega Millions ticket instead. Bah!

Handspun Cowl with Abalone Button 4

Realizing it was gonna be a bit large I backed up a row or two and borrowed the yarn to make an I-cord. After a quick dash to my local yarn store for a big button, it took about 30 minutes of fiddling to get the proper placement.

I really didn't want to reknit the whole thing with fewer stitches because I feared that purple stripe would morph into a purple spiral! Nosiree, I liked it just the way it was, so folding it was my solution to adding warmth. And in a Icannotbelievethis moment, I ended up with literally 6 inches of yarn to spare. Close shave, but soooo satisfying to see it all used up proper.

Handspun Cowl with Abalone Button 3

It sort of matches the ancient, worn out tank top I was wearing during the ahem, "photo shoot". I promise you, that was not intentional. If I recall, I had just finished sweeping all the rain borne tree stuff from the front, and in my usual glamorous approach to these photo sessions, I chose that moment to grab a few shots before the light faded. Tired, sweaty, no make up grab shots. Living the vida loca, I tell you.


Nettie said...

You look gorgeous!
And so does your awesome handspun cowl :D

Susie said...

You look beautiful! The cowl is gorgeous. Brilliant placement of the button.

Katie M. said...

Lovely cowl! It looks so nice in the handspun. And the huge button is just awesome.

Rosi G. said...

Oh, it looks fantastic with that huge button! Nice cowl. And you do look great!

e said...

looks amazing!

Eliza said...

the beauty of handspun!! it looks fantastic!

Oiyi said...

It looks great. I love the colors and how it matches what you are wearing.