Friday, November 11, 2011

Hanspun Friday - Gurthrie

Here's another beautiful colorway - Gurthrie - dyed by Ginny of FatCatKnits.

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I made it into a 2-ply yarn with 405yds.

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Fall is here, and it's beautiful!

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The leaves of the Weigelia bushes turned beautiful colors, just before they'll fall off. Looking at those colors, makes me want to have them on fiber too.

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Out front, the strong wind yesterday, helped our huge Maple tree to let go of its leaves. Around here it smells earthy, something only Fall can do. Each season has its own smell, and I can't wait for the air to bring first snow smell with it.

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We have huge yew bushes in our garden, and I'm thinkingn of removing them, seeing how toxic they are. It's amazing, that only the bright red jellowy pulp around the seed is not poisonous, when everything else on this bush is deadly. From the wood, to the green leaves. Mostly the dogs ignor them, but I find Denny pulling on branches sometimes, and Happy pushes his toys into the bush, and God knows why, plays in there. They are not interested in the berries though.
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There are A LOT this year! That's only from one bush, next to the stairs!

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And while I was out, yesterday, taking pictures, Denny was surveying his kingdom.

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It's my birthday today too! 11/11/11 - isn't that a wonderful birthday date? I wish I was just 11 years old too. :o)

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Oh, one more thing. I finished another pair of Andrea's mitts for Hannah per her request.
Andrea's mitts for Hannah
Since they fit in with the color scheme today, here they are. Second pair went really fast. She choose the colors. Pattern is from Kirsten Kapur.
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Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

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28 comments:

ZiZi said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, liebe Monika! Lass dich heute ganz toll verwöhnen! Und alles Gute für das neue Lebensjahr!

Der Kammzug ist wunderschön versponnen und die Handschuhe sind ebenfalls toll! Eine coole Farbzusammenstellung!

Alles Liebe und herzliche Grüsse - ZiZi

Alva said...

Hei Monika, wie immer wunderbare Bilder!
Herzliche Herbstgrüße von der anderen Seite des Oceans,
Alva

Bryndís said...

Happy birthday to you! :) Have a wonderful day! :) I love the colors in the yarn you have spun there. Here in Iceland all leaves have fallen of the trees now and it has already started to snow in the mountains. I cant say I wait for the snow but my daughter is waiting.

Freyalyn said...

Many happy returns for your birthday! What a splendid date for it. The leaves and berries photos are lovely - beautiful colours. Not good colours at all over here, no frost and lots of grey dankness.

ikki said...

Happy B-day To You Monica!

And Your garn is so lovely again...

RainyNight said...

Congratulations on your remarkable day on a remarkable date! /Liisa

LaurieM said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy your beautiful, special day.

hakucho said...

Happy Birthday! Now that wouldn't that be a great present...to be eleven again? Well, you could pretend ;) Hope you have a wonderful day...enjoy :)

Mrs. A said...

Oh, Happy Birthday!! You're right, it's a great day for your birthday!! Hope there's some special plans in the works for this 11/11/11!!

Stadtwaldvogel said...

The yarn is very pretty, just right for Autumn! I love the pictures of of your garden, too. Have a nice weekend! Yours, Julia

momsue84 said...

Happy Birthday, Monika!! May you have many, many more birthdays filled with fiber, yarn, and gorgeous colors.

Chery said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and weekend. I love your spinning as usual.

knottygnome said...

love the handspun and gorgeous fall pics!

illusions said...

Happy Birthday! Wish you a great year ahead!

Walden said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Our Fall isn't lasting long enough here. :(

monica said...

Your handspun and all the pictures are all so lovely!

Hope you are having a wonderful birthday!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday Monika :))
Your Hanspun yarn is gorgeous :-))
I love that photograph with red berries on the stairs. Beautiful pic :-)

Susan said...

Happy birthday Monika! I think I'm older than you are but I wouldn't want to be 11 years old any more. I'm too tired to face going through my teen years again ;)

Beautiful colors in today's pics. You're right about the smells of the seasons.

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday!

we are having a beautiful fall. I can't remember when the colors have been this vibrant. I really need to take some pictures before it is all over.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I'll take that dying challenge and see if I can dye some yarn like those leaves!

Happy birthday! Eat lots of cake!

Erica said...

I love watching the fiber colors turn into yarn. I'm tempted to play with that dyeing challenge, too...those leaves are beautiful!

ringer said...

Happy Birthday Monika! As usual, I love seeing your gorgeous spinning. --Susan

cauchy09 said...

what gorgeous yarn!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Andi said...

Oh goshm those mitts are just beautiful! Great colors. Sending big birthday wishes to Denny!

Sharon V said...

Happy Birthday, Monika!

I'm sorry I missed wishing you a happy birthday on the actual day. You and my niece share the same date which should make it easier to remember going forward.

Your pictures of Autumn are lovely, but I hope you have a riding leaf blower or something. You've got a lot of area to cover.

2paw said...

Belated Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a lovely day!! Denny is the Monarch of the Glen!!!

Stephanie said...

I was out of town last week, so I'm finishing catching up on all the knitting blogs I read. Happy belated birthday!

hannah said...

I cannot believe I forgot to congratulate you with your birthday!

I love the pictures, beautiful!!