Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fiesta FO

Last September I fell in love with some gorgeous handpainted roving. Sarah Anderson's "Great Balls of Fiber" BFL Fiesta from her booth at the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival is some of the nicest I've ever seen/touched/sniffed/coveted, etc. It had to come home with me.

My work has always gone in waves. Lately I have been more focussed on knitting and crocheting. My spinning wave had ebbed, and so the roving sat very safely amongst the rest of my stash and UFOs until last weekend. The bug bit me. I had to get my spinning wheel spinning again.

This lovely roving spun up like a dream. The color changes were amazing! I Navajo plied my singles to keep the colors clear, and finished with 255 yards of delicious bulky-weight yarn.

I wanted to make a scarf that would show off those great colors. The Eliza Scarf by LazyKate was a great place to start. Her design is based on fagoting, and shows off the handspun nicely. I made some slight modifications (cast on 19 instead of 14, changed the left edge to match the right, and omitted the flowers). The result was a speedy (done in a few hours) scarf that I can wear with most anything!

3 comments:

YowlYY said...

You're brilliant!! The scarf is beautiful and the pattern is ideal for the colourway...you're a fast woman with the needles (and wheel!). Is there still the season to wear scarves? Not warming up yet?

meliabella said...

Beautiful!!! You are a master spinner! :)

Karyn said...

What a beautiful Scarf!