Friday, July 12, 2013

I'm so naughty...

When I decided to knit a Dreambird shawl I asked my sister MiA if she could dye and spin some green/blue yarn for me. She happily said yes! MiA spins some amazingly beautiful yarn. But for those of you who don't know, MiA lives in Sweden and dyeing, drying, spinning, skeining, shipping, well it just took so long and I could....not....wait...

That's why I dyed some of my base and started the blue Dreambird and – yay – it's coming out so beautifully!

And then THE YARN arrived! And it's just divine! It's a mix of 50% BFL wool, 25% baby alpaca and 25% Tussah silk. Say no more... It's soft and squishy and just stunning.



And now I can...not...wait...
I'm so naughty but I have to start...

I will combine it with a black alpaca from Kaipara farm outside Auckland. Now that the green yarn is wound into a ball, you can see that there will be interesting things happening to the feathers!



But I'm not giving up the blue Dreambird – oh no! I have knitted 10 feathers now and I love the way they shade. I'm just going to – you know – knit both at the same time!


 


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