- Marmot brown - 100% quiviut from the Alaska Research Centre
- Glacial Blue 60% quiviut, 20% angora, 20% silk;
- Alaska Blueberry: 55% quiviut, 30% cashmere, 15% silk.
Simone's been busy. Here's her knitted hat using:
And Knitted mittens using Briggs & Little "Tuffy" yarn.
By Nicola Hanna
I got inspired to get into crocheting again after Toos presented some of her pieces done in Tapestry and Tunisian Crochet at the November 2020 meeting. I ordered one book each for these two techniques and a couple of weeks ago bought the yarn at Itsy-Bitsy. Their website is really well set up to determine beforehand what one wants to have a closer look at right at the store, which simplifies and speeds up the process of buying wool under the current circumstances.
I just finished a bag in Tapestry Crochet which is now on its way to my sister in Portugal!
The bag is done from the bottom up, starting with a round piece of leather with holes punched into, through which the first single crochet stitches are made. Then you work your way in rounds to the top.
I made a single shoulder strap and used a mule deer antler tip for a clasp as a northern touch to the southern bag!
This last photo shows the inside of the bag with the crossed yarns - one gets a pretty good idea why it is called Tapestry Crochet!
By Susan Clark
This is a sock blank (wool blend) painted at the workshop in Janice Brodie’s backyard during the summer. The blank came pre-knit with the yarn doubled. Once dry it was unraveled and made into two ‘identical’ balls for knitting.
And below are the socks knit from the yarn.
Photo 3 in the gallery - Inspired by Jean Carey’s presentation about the Shetland Wool Week, I purchased the Fisherman’s Kep pattern from the museum in the Shetlands and made my first fisherman’s kep. The wool is Geilsk Tynd 100% wool Made in England and purchased at Itsy Bitsy Yarn Store. I wanted to get as close as possible to the colours of the Aurora Borealis, somewhat contained by what was available and what I had in my stash.
Its been a long time between meetings. A few of us made it out last night to Yukonstruct and had our first Show & Tell. These are Kate Williams Finger Puppets that she knit as well as used a few felt pieces. Great way to use up scraps. They are adorable. Thanks for showing us, Kate!
By Nicola Hanna
Seeing that we have a cooler summer so far, I decided to make a summer vest from raw and Mulberry silk yarn I acquired at last year's and this year's auctions.
I found a pattern that I liked:
But I had to adjust the pattern for the weight of the yarn I was using and the amount I had available!
This is the finished result:
I am happy with it - and would also be happy to get some really warm days so we can take the vests and jackets off!
by Susan Clark
Pattern “Chartreuse” by Baby Cocktails
Material : Llama Natural Worsted from Estelle Yarns by way of Itsy Bitsy Yarn store.
The sleeves were done first on double pointed and then circular needles in the round. The body was knit as a single piece adding the sleeves in at the appropriate place with pockets incorporated as the body was knit. The wool was a Christmas gift from my son and it was a challenging knit, especially at the yoke and shoulder area and matching the two front cable panels coming around to the back of the neck.
Created by Barbara Scheck
Pattern: Wild Rabbit by Claire Garland
Purchased through Ravelry.com
This rabbit, the second of three that I am knitting for my granddaughters, is mostly knit with wild fibre. Grizzly Bear, Arctic Blue Fox, Mountain Goat, and Quiviut make up most of the fibre. This fibre was handspun and purchased from Wendy Chambers several years ago. Some alpaca that I also found in my stash was used as well.
The 15 pages of the pattern were at first daunting as not many rows were ever the same, but it was fun to see it come together and I am still enjoying the knitting as I begin the third and final bunny this weekend.