Deyaneria on March 3rd, 2014

I am taking a break from the regularly scheduled sweater knitting to show off some of my other knitting…….yea I did say I’m showing off. I have finished four new patterns and have two waiting in the wings to be finished. I was also able to get some of my favorite children to model these for me ….Enjoy!!!!

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The Faggoted Bamboo Scarf has a lovely lacy textured pattern. I really like the silver button with it. The bamboo makes it light and drapey. Here is the pattern link.

 

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The Keyhole Textured Scarf is a gorgeous  pattern with bumpy, structure the keyhole portion of the scarf is worked evenly into the patterning.

 

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The Playful Peace Silk Cowl is a simple, reversible almost woven looking texture. This was great fun to create and knit.

 

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This Banana Squash Bag wasn’t exactly for the kiddies with a bottle of vino in it. It would also make a great project bag or small purse. I love the gourd shape!

 

The girls look so serious in the pictures, we actually had a terrific time!!

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Deyaneria on February 28th, 2014
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Recipe for a classic boucle:

One yarn spun left, one yarn spun right

One thick yarn, one thin yarn

one low twist yarn , one high twist yarn

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Deyaneria on February 21st, 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 17th, 2014

You may have noticed from last weeks pics, that I have decided to knit this sweater body in one piece. So the body is coming together quickly. I’ve already split for the armholes and am working the the neck and shoulder shaping.

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I do love this color as much as the heathered green. The wool/alpaca blend is also very nice. Sometimes makes me wonder what would happen if you crossed a sheep with an alpaca. hmmm Shepaca :0

 

 

 

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Deyaneria on February 14th, 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 10th, 2014

Well it official I’m on  a sweater craze. The success of the green sweater has hit me hard so I thought I’d try my hand at a new cardigan. I love the heathered (is that a word) purple color and have a sweaters amount of this yarn so why not?

The yarn Berroco Cuzco ( of course this awesome yarn has been discontinued). The colorway is 9684. I would call it a heathered  plum.  The weight is bulky and I am using  10.5 needles. I do love the fabric created with this yarn and needle combination. I was trying to come up with a name for my new sweater. I dub thee Plum Crazy Cardigan (as I must be crazy for making another sweater).

 

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As you can see I was taking a knitting day in my pj’s. I do this every once in awhile and it feels like a treat.

More to come later.

 

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Deyaneria on February 7th, 2014
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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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