A while ago I posted about the southwestern freeform yarns that I was spinning. I decided to make a vest from them and these two pictures give details of the back. One front side is already finished. The freeform yarns are a lot of fun to knit with. Since I knit them, I know what is in them, but never know exactly how they will appear in a finished project. I call them my Hidden Treasure series because there are all sorts of little things thrown in. There are orange rosebuds and a southwestern hat and boots hidden among the coils. They show up very clearly to the naked eye. Since the yarns have a mystery to them, I am a lot more likely to finish my project. I have 4 crochet shawls in progress. One is a new design. I have been trying out a crochet symbol chart software program and slowly getting the hang of it. My wish is to someday publish a book with my designs in them. Right now I am selling patterns individually and getting a feel for the ones that are the most appealing.
This was a photo that I took of the front rack in my shop yesterday. I needed new photos for my Patagonia application. A few of the yarns are listed on etsy. I am probably going to start listing some of them for sale on my website.
SHADES OF RED:
SHADES OF RED:
Red kid mohair, which is actually shades of brown, vary from angora goat to angora goat and change with the seasons. Barbara's fleece shorn three weeks ago was a very pale shade of tan. Her current fleece is very dark in comparison. She still has a very fine fleece at the age of 6. She is my oldest red doe and all of her line is exceptional. I have a few of the more traditional reds available for sale. They are lovely and, bred to a buck from Barbara's line, gave me lovely kids.