Monday, February 23, 2009


We have decided to award this yarn to the person who buys our 200th yarn:

It has been spun from gorgeously shiny wool/silk blend of white, mixed with soft merino wool of yellow, green and orange, as well as some hand dyed tussah silk of red. Some Sari silk has also been mixed into the first batts (I have to admit I forgot to put some in later, since I had to put my spinning stuff away for a few days). Different kinds of gems and beads have been strung onto a iridescent thread and then spun in as well.

120 m
87 g
~ 6-9 wpi

Buy the yarn that our Etsy shop will count as yarn nr. 200 and you'll get this beauty for free!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Earrings

Just a quick teaser in passing ;-)

Both pairs are made from silver (935) and semi-precious stones. I hope I will be able to list them on Etsy soon - but since this week is very busy, it might be some time until I get my chance ;-)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dark Atlantis (Triangular Shawl) - finished!

I promised pictures of the Dark Atlantis triangular shawl - and here they are! :-)
The shawl can also be worn as a scarf which makes this beauty even better and more practical. I am so very happy with it :-)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fresh Colours

I have been busy dyeing once again :-) Some of the colours are too bright for my taste, but they will make lovely spring yarns. I absolutely love how the colour turned out on the handspun cashmere (right side, front), it's perfect for me.
Click the picture to see which fibres I've dyed.

I have also finished the triangluar shawl, in fact, it took me only two days and I am very happy with it - but I haven't been able to take good pictures, yet. I will try to take some on the weekend.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dark Atlantis - Triangular Shawl

Remember Dark Atlantis? Remember I said I wanted to keep it? Well, I sold it to Sigrids Datterdatter and spun a second, slightly different version for myself. It turned out to be quite a lot of yarn (247 m/114 g) and I started searching the internet for patterns. I have wanted to make a triangular shawl for quite a while, but I never got around to spinning enough yarn for myself.

I found
a very helpful website containing information about yardage and needle size for a one skein shawl that encouraged me to try it. They used yarn of similar weight and nearly the same amount as my Dark Atlantis (II).
Before I started, I made some matching, extra large stitch markers which I absolutely love :-)

Monday, February 2, 2009

It might not be the lost diadem of Ravenclaw...

...and it's not a goblin-made tiara or any other masterpiece, either ;-) but it's a start. The bracelet is a lot better, though.
I have to admit there is not too much to see on the picture, I tried to take one of me wearing the tiara, but it just looked stupid. I might need another head to wear something like that ;-) I'd like to wear a diadem for my wedding, to be honest - maybe it would look better with some other kind of hair-do. It's still a while until then, I can both practice making a diadem and finding a suiting kind of hair style. But enough of that, and back to more interesting things.

Apart from the tiara, I made some earrings. For the first pair I used commercially produced hooks, for the second pair I made my own and I just love them :-) All the hooks sterling silver, while the rest of the wire is silver-plated. I will be making some more earrings (with my own hooks) soon, it's a lot of fun :-)

Oh - and I nearly forgot the necklace. It's made of a large agate bead, wrapped with copper wire which has also be wrapped with (thinner) copper wire. It is not very spectacular, but I like it all the same.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

News from the wire bending department

I don't want to speechify - just have a look at the pictures of my new bracelet :-)

This has been made from brass wire which has been hammered flat after bending.

My next projects will probably be some earrings. I've already made a ring which I gave to a friend without taking a photo first. Both my Twisted partner and I seem to be dying to have a go at making a tiara, so hopefully we'll be showing pictures, soon :-)


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