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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mum's The Word

Last week I did a trade with another fiber artist - Rachel at Coolclimates on Etsy. Actually she bought some of my batts and I bought a skein of her yarn. The yarn is called Hyakkaryouran Hana - after a Japanese textile.

Here is the Hyakkaryouran Hana fabric


She strung fabric chrysanthemum flowers and leaves on pink cotton thread and plied with a chunky spun yarn consisting of wool, mohair, tencel, bamboo and recycled sari silk in a spring-summery mix of pink, peony, fuchsia, coral, apricot, mint, lime and salmon.

Here is the yarn before spinning


I immediately fell in love with this yarn and was so glad that Rachel had asked me if I was interested in trading some items. I got the yarn several days ago and it has been sitting here at my work station in a zip lock bag, calling my name. I already had a silver/gray long skinny scarf on the crochet hook and was going to finish it first but this gorgeous yarn was calling to me over and over and over...so yesterday I caved. I knit it up on size 13 needles making the pattern up as I went along. I managed to get all the flowers and leaves on the right side of the scarf and allowed it to roll to the center to create a tube.

Here is the finished scarf - Mum's The Word

As promised, here is the link to the Mum's the Word scarf. You can find it in my ArtFire store.

11 comments:

randomcreative said...

Beautiful!

Regina said...

Brenda...it turned out beautiful and very unique!!!

Hugs,
Regi

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love it!!! Please let me know when this is ready :)

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Oh wow, that is gorgeous! You did a great job with a beautiful fiber :)

Split Rock Ranch said...

Thank you everyone! This turned out even better than I envisioned. Michelle - I'm going to send you a message on Facebook about the scarf - I'll reserve it for you if you want it.

Duni said...

I LOVE this scarf. It's absolutely amazing. The colours, the design, everything!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Thank you Duni! I loved the yarn the moment I saw it and had the vision of the scarf shortly thereafter. So glad you like it.

WillOaks Studio said...

Oh Brenda, that is just so charming and unique!! Great use of amazing yarn (you've been busy!) Thanks for your ad on my blog today! (Sat)

Maitri said...

This is SO outstanding and honestly, I live in fiber and fiber arts among many many fabulous talented fiber folk but this is the most beautiful scarf I have ever seen! I was breathless with each picture from the first one on.... Wowsa honey, WOW!

Maitri :o)

Split Rock Ranch said...

Karen: Thank YOU!
Maitri: Thank you so much - that means so much coming from you!

Maitri said...

You are most welcome sweetie, your work is so wonderful. I will buy some of your yarn sometime!

And a very happy holy safe blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Love and hugs,

Maitri