Friday, September 20, 2013

FO & Fiber Friday

Hooray, the Mountain Moss shawl is finally done - happy FO Friday indeed! Yesterday I removed all of the pins and wove in the ends; after a rainy start to the day, the sun came out and I was able to get a few shots of my pretty new shawl. I love it!
Pattern: Mountain Moss Shawl by Beth Kling from the Summer 2013 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly
Yarn: The Wool Dispensary Deadly Restorative in Vortex
Shawl Pin: Knitter's Pride Exotica Series - "Dittany" style
Needles: Knitter's Pride Karbonz Interchangeables

I've got more handspun goodness to share today, but this time it's a double whammy: hand-dyed skeins of handspun yarn!
Last weekend, my pal Lauren and I embarked on some natural dyeing adventures using some sumac and marigolds Lauren had collected for the purposes of our experiments. I had some navajo plied Finn skeins and a couple of 2-ply Polwarth skeins ready to dye. First, I soaked them in water to prepare for their mordant bath. After mordanting on Saturday, we spent Sunday dyeing them in pots on my back porch. On Monday morning, we removed them from the dye and hung them to dry!
I may overdye one of the lighter Polwarth skeins with some coffee, but on the whole, I am very pleased with how they turned out!

Also, don't forget to check out the Craftsy September Sale for up to 75% off of online classes, yarn, fabric, and other awesome crafting supplies. You can see some of my top picks here and here, or click here to explore on your own.

Thanks for stopping by this week - for more FO Friday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis blog!

Have a crafty weekend! 


  1. Nice job on the dyeing-- that looks super fun and the shawl looks great on you! Jealous of how productive you are with your crafting!

  2. That shawl is gorgeous. Perfect yarn for it.

  3. Beautiful shawl! Love how you styled it with the black shirt and shawl pin. Looks wonderful on you! Your natural dyeing experiments turned out great. I especially like the results with the marigold.

  4. Your shawl is so pretty! I love the color