7.31.2007


From roving...


to spun, set, and drying...


to skein...


to scarf!


Satisfying!


Unfortunately, a little scratchy.
That might have something to do with the 90+ degrees reading on the thermometer.

But I do like how you can secure it with ANYTHING! This is closed with the "dinger" from my mini-yoga chime. "Mini" is the chime, not the yoga. :-)

The scarf was inspired by Brooklyn Tweed's recent garter stitch scarf. His work is so lovely and I like the way the simplicity of the pattern highlights the yarn.



Tis the season of caprese salad. Our tomatoes are still the greenest green so these are from the back of a truck up the road, not our little garden. Still... delicioso!!!

Oh - and we totally rocked the Triathlon. Next year my goal is to swim fast! You'd think that I might have done that by now, being that it's a race and all. :-)

Lastly, don't forget to comment for entry in the drawing for the first annual nuttnbunny "Pay It Forward".

xoxo...

11 comments:

Sasha said...

Lovely scarf, garter stitch really can be simply elegant. Nice work making it from scratch.

I am impressed that you are a triathelete, that is awesome!

Jessicah said...

Now that's what I've been waiting for. Simply gorgeous- you must be so proud- and you should be!

tiennie said...

Great job on the roving to scarf project! So cool! Great job also on the triathlon!

Ali said...

Beautiful beautiful colours. And iron woman you are - I'm so impressed.

Cathy said...

The yarn and the scarf both turned out very pretty. Garter stitch seems to be a good choice for showing off colors and texture.

10% said...

You need to go full circle. Start raising Alpacas or llamas or something that you can shear (sheep if you want to be boring I guess).

BTW, nice job on the swimming.

Guinifer said...

I love your bat to scarf creation, but frankly, it's that Caprese salad that's doin' it for me today. Yum!

Lindsey said...

There must be a whole different level of satisfaction with a handknit that was made from yarn spun yourself. It must give deeper meaning to the phrase, "I made this."

Oh, and your last comment made me laugh. Really, really hard. :)

Chickenbells said...

The process is dreamy! I love watching your knitting go through it's stages...hmmmm, I may have to pick up my knitting needles again...it was actually so cool on the porch tonight, I had a light jacket on...pure heaven!

Knittymama said...

Wow, that is just lovely. Inspiring too, I've got some roving that I need an idea for...

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Congrats on the triathlon! Just finishing the swim is amazing to me----I love being in the water, but actually getting anywhere is a bit of a challenge.