Thursday, August 25, 2011

For me....

Having got myself into a bit of a pickle with the skein of linen yarn I bought at the Quilt Show, I managed to untangle it (....in just under 8 hours....) and wind it into a lovely ball. I can hardly stop admiring it... and working it into a Summer Lace Tank top for myself.

I've a little way to go before it's finished, but the top half seems to fit the way I like and I'm looking forward to finishing and wearing it.
Trying it on reminded me that I hadn't photographed the Coachella that I made earlier this year. I really wish I'd taken some photos before it was scruffy and covered in fabric fluff (I've lived in it this winter!). Luckily the tweedy effect of the yarn (Bendigo Woollen Mills something-or-other that I bought last year and can't seem to find on their website anymore) hides a multitude.

I've a bit to learn about gauge-matching between straight and circular needles... but I really don't care about it not being perfect. It's the first non-rectangular knitty thing that I've made for myself, and it's comfy-womfy.

12 comments:

Fiona said...

The yarn winding does get easier (says she, who has been doing it for all of 4 months!). Just don't take your eye off the hank while you are doing it!

Tania said...

Glorious looking lineny stuff! Clever chook x2 on the non-square wearable front.

meika said...

Get yourself a fabric shaver! It will look like new again!This post on Rav shows how well they work! http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/aussie-mcn-mummies-corner/1707163/76-100#100

Emilia said...

You have to be very patient - you winded a very nice ball :-) mine would be like messy unshaped egg :-P

Katherine said...

Lovely! Oh, that linen yarn is just begging to be admired - I just can't seem squeeze hold of it in your picture. ;o)

The Coachella indeed looks comfy. What a clever design. Well done! It seems that you're keeping all your needles busy. ;o)

Fiona said...

I'd have given up on the untangling ... but the beautifully wound skein does look good!

A Peppermint Penguin said...

only you could call stylish "comfy womfy"

my comfy womfy looks more like a duvet!

meli B said...

Love the lace top. I do enjoy unravelling wool but 8 hours is a bit much.

Handmade said...

Two cute little tops - thanks for the links!!!

thezenofmaking said...

It took me 5 hours + to unwind a recently tangled skein of linen yarn. I had not idea it was going to be so sticky. What a nightmare! (But so beautiful!)

Fer said...

LOVE the yarn and stuff!

Fledgling said...

Adorable top! Just smashing!