Friday, March 1, 2013

Handspun Fibers

Okay so yesterday I received some amazing yarn!  First of all I'd like to say that I've NEVER used hand-spun yarn or even hand-dyed yarn.  But I seriously LOVE IT!  And I am not quite sure how the heck I'm going to look at yarn the same ever again.  I didn't plan on buying this yarn, I just did it on a whim.  The was an RTS (ready to ship) sale going on one of the Facebook pages I follow and thought, hey, why not?  I just found this yarn to be so pretty in the picture it drove me to buy it.  And I'm SO glad I did.

Hand-spun is money well spent!

Here is a picture of the beginning of my project:


I did do some frogging with this yarn and surprisingly (for me) it was fairly easy to rip out.  There isn't much negative I can say about this...I'm IN LOVE with much that I posted a blog page about it!  LOL :)

Here is the finished product (and my youngest son):

I hope all of you who have not tried hand-spun yarns/fibers will give it a go!  I'm glad I did!

I got this yarn at Spun Sugar Yarns.  You can also find them on Facebook here: Spun Sugar Yarns Facebook Page.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

St. Patty's Day Shamrock


Double Fun Shamrock

Hook: H8/5.00mm
Yarn: Worsted Weight
Magic Circle
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 7 dc in circle, sl st in top of ch 3
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch 3
Round 3: Ch 9 (first ch counts as first sc) *sk 3 sts, sl st in next st, ch 8, rep from * to beg of round, sl st in first ch.
Round 4: Sl st in first ch-8 sp, ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 3 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc in same ch-8 sp, (2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 3 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc) in each ch-8 sp around.  Sl st in first ch 1.
Round 5: Working in front of clover made sl st around first post (in between first and last petal made), sl st in open dc from round 2, *ch 5, sk 1 dc, sl st in next 2 open dc, rep from * sl st in first ch-5 sp.
Round 6: ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc all in ch-5 sp, (2 hdc, 2 dc, 1 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc) in each ch-5 sp around, sl st in first ch from beg ch 2. Do not finish off.
Stem: ch 10, hdc in 3 ch from hook, hdc in each of next 7 chs, sl st to finish off.
Weave in ends. 
This pattern has not been tested.  Please let me know if you find any mistakes.

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