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Shawl – handspun, handwoven

I recently finished this shawl for a customer. 

Back view

It is mostly yarn from Jose’ with the lighter brown being from Vagabondand the darker a mixture of the cria fiber from Charlie, Buckwheat and Chestina. 

Front view

I added ties in front for closures.  I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.

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December what??

That’s what I keep thinking every time I look at a calendar.  I can’t believe Christmas is nearly here.  I’m not at all ready!  No gifts bought, no cards or letter ready to send out, no decorations.   It’s not that I don’t want to do all those things, but I really would rather knit and weave and spin!  And so I have been.  

I’ve got hats nearly done for a brother and sister – custom ordered by their mom.  The young girl chose her style and colors – light green and violet.  I think I may steal the combo and try dyeing some yarn in those colors.  The son’s hat is blue and gray.  I hope to finish both week.

I also have a shawl on the loom – again, to be finished this week and mailed in time for Christmas.   It is coming along nicely.   I have yarn dyed for a pair of gray men’s mittens – to be picked up on Saturday! 

Can I do it?  I think so.  Darryl has plans tonight after work – which includes someone else feeding him!  (Yay – no cooking!)  And tomorrow he will come home for supper and then head off to a meeting. 

I also want to tell you about a new boutique in town.  Delightful Day Boutique  just opened in Becker.  If you are ever in the area, you need to check it out.  Local artists and  crafters have things for sale there, as well as gently used kids and maternity clothes.  New things are still being added.  Get a sneak peak on the website.  You can find our felting kits  there and I’m proud to have them there.  It is always nice to  have new place to shop and support the local folks. 

And a confession – I have nearly killed my desktop computer.  It has so much STUFF on it, that it can barely move!  The worst is my pictures.  But that is also where I have the software that I use to crop and compress my images, so for at a while, I’ll try blogging from my laptop and not including many pictures.   My New Year’s Resolution is to remove the bad photos (fuzzy, repeats, etc) and then move some to another storage place.    So hang in there – I’m taking the pictures and will get them on some day! 

December what?  16th?  No way!  I gotta get a move on!

Finished Objects

Just have to show you this new shawl.   Finished it this morning.

New shawl

New shawl

It is made from the yarn I dyed a while back – with this shawl in mind.   And that chair is my newest investment from Craig’s List!    It is for craft shows and farmer’s market.   I still don’t sit a lot, but at least I don’t feel like I’m hiding behind my tables when I do sit for a moment at the market.

Back of shawl

Back of shawl

I don’t know why, but these colors remind me of a tequilla sunrise – the drink.  Orange juice and grenadine, right?    Once I get some better pix, this will go on my Etsy shop, $95. 

Wrist warmers

Wrist warmers

And I finished these.  I have 2 more that just need finishing.  I can’t seem to keep up with demand for these.

I have an order of yarn on its way to me — 100% alpaca for wrist warmers and mohair for shawls.   I’m trying to guess what I’ll sell at the craft show  next Saturday.   I need to felt cat toys and soap, too!   We would love it if you can come visit us there.