Deyaneria on February 7th, 2014
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If you missed out on the first part of this series and haven’t learned to create basic slub yarn yet. You can check out this page to learn it first.

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Deyaneria on February 3rd, 2014

Your probably wondering what to do with all those small skeins of hand spun yarn. I know I was wondering the very same thing as a newbie spinner. My spinning was thick and 4 oz didn’t go quite as far as it does now. So I have some cute ideas for what to do with those small chunky/bulky skeins.

1. Create some awesome headbands ….realistically headbands/ ear warmers only take a small amount of yarn.  Here are some freebies from ravelry that I think would look great with hand spun yarn.

thick to thin seed stitch headband by Ruth Pants

thick to thin seed stitch headband by Ruth Pants

A lovely headband that will showcase the uniqueness of your hand spun yarn. You can find the pattern for the Thick to Thin Seed Stitch Headband by clicking on the link or picture.

 

Fourth Day Earwarmer by Emily Greene Blue

Fourth Day Earwarmer by Emily Greene Blue

Another great head/ear warmer in a textured stitch that will show off hand spun. Linky Here.

 

Super Easy Cabled Chunky headband

Super Easy Cabled Chunky headband by Silvana Siddali

For those who want a bit more a challenge…..try out this gorgeous headband.

 

The Braided Knit Headband by Beth Attwood

The Braided Knit Headband by Beth Attwood

For those of you who really love your cables ……this braided headband is really knotty.

cute mobius headband

Cute Mobius Head Band by me:)

For all you crochet lovers out there this is one of my patterns …..I think I made a zillion of these for Christmas one year.

 

2. Hats are also a good way to go…..

Monk Hat by Sarah Chilson

Monk Hat by Sarah Chilson

I love the simplicity of this hat it will show off  hand spun beautifully.

Darn Knit Rasta Hat by Aimee Pelletier

Darn Knit Rasta Hat by Aimee Pelletier

The cool textures in this hat make it a must try.

Pixie Dust Earflap Hat by Amy Small

Pixie Dust Earflap Hat by Amy Small

If your hand spun came out super bulky try this hat.…..I want one!!!!!

Hannah by Blake Ehrlich

Hannah by Blake Ehrlich

I have one of these ……believe it or not my hair was once very long…..I love this hat!!!

 

3. Scarves and Cowls are great for that bit of hand spun bling :)

Scarf for Raphaelle by Anne Gosselin

Scarf for Raphaelle by Anne Gosselin

Simple pattern that would really show off the colors and texture of hand spun.

 

Misti Chunky Ribs and Ruffles by Nancy Kleiber

Misti Chunky Ribs and Ruffles by Nancy Kleiber

A cute girly scarf that would look great in hand spun.

Bulky Mobius Cowl by Haley Waxberg

Bulky Mobius Cowl by Haley Waxberg

Simplicity is sometimes best this pattern will show off both color and texture.

 

Bed of Moss Infinity Scarf by Natalie Webb

Bed of Moss Infinity Scarf by Natalie Webb

A thin and thick yarn would make an amazing scarf with the textured moss stitch.

4. What about those tootsies don’t they deserve some hand spun too.

Non-Felted Slippers by Yuko Nakamura

Non-Felted Slippers by Yuko Nakamura

These slippers are awesome with or without the contrast edging.

 

Rainbow  Striped Crochet Slippers by Haley Pierson-Cox

Rainbow Striped Crochet Slippers by Haley Pierson-Cox

In one color or an  multi-color yarn these slippers will be awesomeness.

Quick Socks by Haley Waxberg

Quick Socks by Haley Waxberg

These socks are cute and quick….notice same designer as the Bulky Mobius Cowl.

Lollipop Slippers in Andes by Drops Design

Lollipop Slippers in Andes by Drops Design

Fitted slippers  in a simple design…. I was lucky enough to gifted a pair of these.

 

5. We can’t forget the other digits…

2-Hour Mitts by Simone Kereit

2-Hour Mitts by Simone Kereit

Easy fingerless mitts  imagine the hand spun yum!

Really Quick Mitts by Haley Waxberg

Really Quick Mitts by Haley Waxberg

Who says you need a bunch of yarn for mittens…..not Haley and not Me….we like instant gratification.

 

Montgomery Mitts by Megan Goodacre

Montgomery Mitts by Megan Goodacre

Who says bulky yarn can’t be feminine….These lacy mitts disprove that theory.

Axel Mitts by Sarah Pope

Axel Mitts by Sarah Pope

I love the cable on these mitts….I really need to make a pair( they have been in my rav queue forever).

Men's Fingerless Gloves Pattern by Elizabeth Deremiah

Men’s Fingerless Gloves Pattern by Elizabeth Deremiah

I couldn’t forget about the guys…..they need warm mitts and gloves too.

 

I hope this have given you plenty of inspiration….we’ve covered the body from head to toe. Now get out there and knit with your handspun  don’t be afraid ( you can always make more).

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Deyaneria on January 31st, 2014
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Deyaneria on January 29th, 2014

While I don’t normally do a post on Wednesday.  It was noticeably quiet around here on Monday. That’s because I have big news.

My deliciously soft  cashmere silk yarn has been reviewed by allfreecrochet.com and they love it!

You can check out the review here

As this is a huge deal…I’ve decided to offer  4-ply cashmere silk in a larger selection of colorways.

You can check out the all the colorways here.

 

 

 

There is also a giveaway going on from Jan 29, 2014 through Feb 12, 2014. You can enter here.

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Deyaneria on January 24th, 2014
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Deyaneria on January 20th, 2014

I haven’t had much experience seaming knits. So I figured now would be a good time to get my skills. I’ve done enough Kitchener stitch seaming that I’m quite comfortable(with a little reminder card of course). However seaming shoulders and doing mattress stitch confounded me and quite frankly scared me almost as much as the thought of steeking (which I haven’t tried yet either).

After a talk with another knitter and a few youtube videos ( thank goodness for youtube!!!). I started with my seaming.

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I did have to redo this sleeve as somehow I managed to have too many stitches on one side. Working with a diagonal seam can be a bit tricky.

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I did finally get it right and the seams in the finished sweater barely show it was like real magic!!!!! I thought the only way to get an almost invisible seam would be to work from the wrong side of the fabric.

 

Here’s to Magic!!!!! and One finished sweater that fits!!!!!!

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Deyaneria on January 17th, 2014
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Deyaneria on January 13th, 2014

My newest marbles sweater is coming along nicely. I am cautiously hopeful that it will be exactly what I want. I’ve finished the front, back and one sleeve. The other one is still on  the needles. This sweater has been a long time coming.

 

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In other news I have a new pattern to add to the Shop. These Aubergine Fingerless Mitts are adorable. They took about 70 yards of bulky yarn and about 4 hours knitting time.

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Here is the link to this pattern….it will also be sold as a kit:)

 

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Deyaneria on January 10th, 2014
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Deyaneria on January 6th, 2014

 

Well I’ve been knitting away on my Marbles sweater. It seems that with the new gauge it just might work!!!! I’m carefully hopeful after so much sweater catastrophe in my past. Those of you who are newbies here can check out this post to see all the sweaters that went bad.

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In other news I have a new hat pattern up for sale on the site. The texture of this pattern and the colors remind me of Autumn here in Maine cool enough to need a little something but not too cold. I’ve also made this one in two sizes one for the kiddos and the other for adults.

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You can find the new pattern here. I’m also selling this as a kit!

 

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