Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Just a quick post this time, because my Dad is here visiting. More on this at a later date...

Anyway, I wanted to show off my finished "Children of Lir" scarf. Here it is before blocking, measuring in at a rumply 11" x 31".



And here it is post-blocking, after blossoming to 16" x 50".



I'm quite pleased with the way this came out. The yarn softened a bit after washing, and the finished hand is soft, drapey, and airy. This is the nicest project I've ever made with my own handspun.

To refresh your memory (and mine down the road), this is from 50% Merino / 50% tussah silk commercial roving, spun worsted as a 110 wpi singles, plied to a 57 wpi two-ply, and knitted on #2 (3.0mm) Addi Turbos. Total weight= 1.3 oz (40 g). Total length of yarn used= 416 yds (380 m)

6 comments:

Kris said...

Very pretty!

Liz said...

It's beautiful, Sue. But I don't expect any less when I visit here. :)

Rebecca said...

I am very impressed!

CrazyFiberLady said...

Absolutely stunning. Very impressive spinning too!

Toni said...

Elegant and even nicer knowing you also spinned the yarn.

Elayne said...

How absolutely lovely! You never cease to amaze me.