Mittwoch, 2. Mai 2012

Yarn long - A Baby Bunting

Knittin and reading. My favourite things to complete a perfect day. So I am joining Ginny on Wednesdays for Yarn Along to share my passions with you. Come and join in if you like!


Oops, is it Wednesday again? I almost missed it! But, no Wednesday without knitting and reading, right?! Since I started spinning I am on the lookout for small projects to knit with the spun yarn which still is rather individuel to put it nicely... Not so many things can be made with it. Especially nothing to wear, the yarn is still too thick and a bit itchy. But, I am positive I will solve that issue in the near future. Until I am able to spin my own fine sock yarn I will just have to be creative with my projects... and there comes in the baby bunting. I am going to meet my friends baby Liana for the first time next Sunday and I want to welcome her with a little bunting, possibly with her name stitch or sewed on with some fabric, I don't know yet, any ideas?
A bunting is a great project for hand spun yarn because you only need very small amounts of yarn and can show off with all colors and mix them wildly if desired. I found helpful instructions for buntings with hand spun yarn here. Only I cast on with 20 sts and finished a few rows earlier. Some more colors to go now... Btw, did you see Loris buntings she knitted for different seasons, for example the summer bunting? Soooo fantastic!
Well, besides the knitting there is still lots and lots of spinning and dyeing, lots of purple, lilac, lavender shades lately, with a special person on mind... ;-)
Which brings me to the reading... what else could it be, spinning books of course! The lady who sold me the wheel had sent her old spinning books too. They are not on the market any more, so lucky me...
And I also found some interesting books in our library. So much input..
Now I can't wait to check out what you have been up to last week, yarn wise. See you at Ginny's!


Happy Knitting!

Kommentare:

  1. a big hug:0) can´t wait..write you soon, really soon;)
    Sarah

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    1. :-) Hehe, nur kein Stress, ich bin auch noch am Spinnen und überhaupt, mpola, mpola! (Luganda für "ruhig, ruhig")

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  2. I admire your hand spun yarn! I am sure the more you spin the thinner it will get. Love the bunting idea, very bright and festive.

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  3. Adorable project! I'm jealous of your skills!

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    1. It is really not that hard to learn. Says me who is a very impatient learner! ;-)

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  4. oh you made me jump up here! i first thought another baby was on the way for you! your bunting is darling, what a special gift it will be, and a good great idea for scratchy yarn. i have some very scratchy wool too (from iceland) that would make a perfect bunting. thank you for the idea my friend.
    xxxxxxxxxxxx lori

    p.s i have recently met crochet with raymond, a brilliant blogger!
    and thank you for the kind words. again. blush. :)

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    1. Hihi, no, still not for my own baby, but, who knows how much longer we will wait with that ;-)

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    2. An, you met crochet with raymonds? But she lives in New Zealand? You must have had fun!

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  5. I love bunting. Macht alles ein bisschen festlicher, auch die ganz normalen Tage. Wir haben bunting in so ziemlich jedem Zimmer. :)

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    1. Oh ja, am liebsten in jedem Zimmer! :-)

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  6. Gesche, I love your bunting!! The irregularities of your home spun yarn give it so much character.

    And I wanted to let you know that I finally put a print of that illustration you liked into our shop. If you're still interested in it, here's the link with the code for free shipping:
    http://www.artsyants.blogspot.com/2012/05/bookworms-finally-printed.html

    Hab' ein super Wochenende!!

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    1. Wow, that is great! I will put the print on my birthday wishlist, I can't wait!

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  7. Gesche - I love this happy colorful knitting project! Did you dye all the yarn with easter egg colors? I have two of the books you're showing, too: Kreatives Spinnen and Das Schafwollbuch. I like especially the first one because it has so many nice pictures. However, I still had no time to start spinning again but I 'booked' sunday evening for this :) Have a nice and sunny weekend! Barbara

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    1. Thank you! No, this time I didn't use easter egg dyes. I used Simplicol. They work very well if you use the ones for wool. How was your sunday? ;-)

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