Friday, May 07, 2010

Handspun Friday - Shetland fiber

Last year I dyed up some of my Shetland Humbug fiber, one in green, and one in red. I've spun the green already, and here's the red one.
July 8, 2009 ~ 5oz Shetland Humbug dyed by me

I turned this fiber into this yarn:
Shetland Humbug-2-ply-595yds-5.4oz-16-5

and wound it into a yarn cake:
Shetland Humbug-2-ply-595yds-5.4oz-16-8

to make this shawl:
Clothilde-1

So here are the specs:

yarn: 5.4oz Shetland fiber, 2-ply, ~595yds
shawl: Clothilde by Kristen Hanley Cardozo
needles: 4mm
mods: I did 3 repeats of chart 3, and since I thought it still looked a little unfinished, I added a border.
start-finish: March 2010, 22-27
size after blocking: 32" x 64"

Wanna see more pictures?
Clothilde-2

Clothilde-4

Clothilde-8

Here is Clothilde hanging out with Hamamelis:
Clothilde & Hamamelis-1

I wanted to spin some yarn to knit a shawl - mission accomplished!

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Today is Denny's first puppy class. It's in the evening, and David is going to take him. I need a break.

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27 comments:

2paw said...

I loved your story and pictures today and such a happy shawl ending!!
I hope Denny gets a A at class today!!

Walden said...

Very lovely! Good luck to Denny.

Pat said...

I LOVE your lace border! LOVE IT! I wish I had thought of that...Your creative side is much stronger than mine!

Marissa said...

Simply Stunning!

momsue84 said...

Beautiful handspun and shawls. I love the border you added. Really finishes it nicely. Happy Mother's Day. Glad you are going to get a break.

Connie said...

Your shawl is amazing - I love handspun Fridays and eventually hope I can produce yarn as gorgeous as yours. Good luck to Denny - what a face he has!

Michelle said...

Wow! That red came out great and what a pretty shawl. Are you planning out your spinning during your Denny break or are you in need of a nap?

knottygnome said...

ooh pretty! i love the red.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Beautiful shawl. Hope Denny does well tonight!

Jody said...

I always luv looking at your beautiful handspun shawls. They are stunning!

The Garden Bell said...

You so make me want to take up spinning. But, don't know where to begin. Can't seem to find a class here in the Chicagoland area...

Lemonade on the deck, grab a glass and come visit me in the garden,

Kate - The Garden Bell

lexa said...

Lovely! I hope Denny has fun at puppy school.

Charlene said...

Beautiful spinning, and the shawl is gorgeous! That red is awesome.
One of my favourite things is seeing the puppy training classes at PetSmart when I'm picking up pet food. It's like watching a kindergarten class. Too sweet. Wishing your son a great class with Denny. :)

Frieda said...

I love the colour and your spinning is spectacular ! Needless to say with that lovely yarn the shawl is gorgeous !

Enjoy your break ...

Sharon V said...

Omigosh! You did an outstanding job with the yarn and the shawl! I'm so impressed and I need to come to your house to learn to spin properly.

What will you do with yourself while Denny is off to class learning how to be a polite and quiet gentleman?

Kathy... said...

WOW! Gorgeous! I hope someday I can spin like that - seriously!

Good luck to Denny - or should I say good luck to David and other class members? Let us know.....

yarnpiggy said...

Simply gorgeous, from start to finish!

Susan said...

Am I reading correctly that you knit that shawl in 5 days?! If so, I bow to the master.

Beverly said...

I was waiting to see this after I saw the two Ravelry photos. Beautiful as always.

Did you create the border? It fits perfectly.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

My smile just got bigger and bigger as I saw how you transformed that fiber into a magnificent shawl ~ enjoy ~ it's a beauty!!!

I hope class is fun for Denny and David. Our last class is coming up Sunday. Not that we are finished. Not by a long shot - LOL

runswithneedles said...

That's a gorgeous color and a gorgeous pattern!

I hope you and Happy enjoyed your peace and quiet while Denny was at puppy school. :)

Tina said...

Wow, what a wonderful shawl (two indeed). From your so even handspun. Lovely. You knit so fast, impressing if you think that there are two puppies around. I think the puppy class is really good for Denny. As well as for you as you can take your time-out as long as the boys are away:-)

dillpickle said...

Beautiful fibre, which became beautiful yarn, which became a beautiful shawl! Sigh. Admiration is the only option!

Grand Purl Baa said...

There you go again! It is too clever and too beautiful.
I loved the step by step story too. How deeply satisfying it must be to take something from beginning to end in that fashion.

Robin said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Denny's expressions are so cute. Can't wait to see how he does in class.

Päivi, Lankakomero said...

Lovely shawl and wonderful handspun yarn once more!

Alice said...

I really love the added border. It's such a beautiful touch!