Everyone in my immediate family has their own creative talents. Some of these talents overlap since Mom and I both crochet while I spin some of the yarn Mom likes to use in her knitting. My Dad takes over the mechanical aspect of things when hardware is involved like adding grommets to the sock yarn bags my Mom sews. Sometimes all three of us collaborate to create a true family project like the one I am showcasing today. This one became even more multigenerational as you will see below.
The yellow tulips just at the bottom of my steps are pushing through the cold, hard ground as I continue spring cleaning my spindle spun yarns. Today’s project celebrates the spring season, though it seems to be late this year. Six days ago I woke to 10 1/2 inches of snow on my deck and it’s still hanging around. Is it too much to ask for warm, sunny days so I can sit outside with Loki and spin my heart out?
Finally! A project done! That green and gray spindle spun yarn I told you about last Tuesday has become a shawl. I put the last stitch in yesterday morning. Then I wove in the ends as my lunch simmered on the stove. So it’s done and dusted! Yippee!
Today’s WIP is a combo project using some of the handspun yarn I spindle spun in the beginning of my spinning adventures. (Is you head spinning yet from that sentence? Mine is. LOL) The yarn has been sitting in a box at the foot of my bed for over a year. As the spring cleaning bug continues in my home, I decided to wind the skeins into balls so I was sure to use them.
With the sparkle and green that I plied with gray, I didn’t want a fancy stitch lost in the colors. When I thought about it, the Granny Stitch seemed like the best option. Quick and easy was the way to go because I really want this project done. I don’t want it to sit around for ages.