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Friday, January 25, 2008

A few more finished projects!

I recently purchased some beautiful soft 100% organic alpaca yarn from a farm here in Colorado - Grace Gerber at Larkspur Funny Farm - in this beautiful purple color called "Purple Tussy". After some deliberation and fondling of this soft yarn, I decided it needed to become something delicate and warm so I crocheted up this spiral scarf and two pairs of fingerless mitts. One pair of mitts is size Small and the other pair is size Medium - The Medium pair has a ribbon twined through the wrist - the ribbon can be added if desired on the Small pair as well. These mitts can be worn alone or over a pair of those inexpensive cotton gloves in a coordinating color for extra warmth.

All of these items are available in my etsy store. Here are the direct links:

These items are quick and easy to make and are so warm and cozy when you use alpaca, llama, wool, mohair, etc. Make them as fancy or as plain as you'd like. I have more of the scarves crocheted out of merino/alpaca yarn hand painted by Danette Taylor. I just need to get photos taken and get them listed in my etsy store.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Look What I Finally Finished!

I've been really busy with the knitting needles and crochet hooks lately. I have so many UFO's (Unfinished Fiber Objects) laying around the house and I finally decided to finish one - a beautiful knitted poncho with a crocheted border/edging. This poncho is hand knit using Classic Elite's Montera yarn - 50% Llama 50% Wool in beautiful Puma Magenta color.After knitting the rectangles and sewing them together, I added a hand crocheted neckline for interest and to make the top of the poncho fit a bit more snug. I also added a hand crocheted edging along the outer edge of the entire poncho.Nice and warm in a gorgeous Magenta color with a pretty coordinating satin ribbon at the neckline, which can be worn tied, loose, in a bow or removed if you'd prefer.Measures 20" from the V of the neckline to the bottom points front and back; neckline is 11" at the narrowest part and the poncho is 32" side to side.

This beautiful poncho can be purchased through my etsy store.

Here's a direct link to that listing:
One less UFO - One more item for sale in my etsy store!
Stay tuned for more finished garments and accessories.