Saturday, March 31

From roving to sock pouch

Well I finally made something with the yarn I made!!! It is just a sock pouch to hold my socks in progress. I got some fiber with the wheel when I bought it and spun it up. Then I dyed it with kool aid and then made this..


The close up of the stitches is blurry, sorry, and the other picture is the lining I put in it. I line everything!! Plus I don't want my needles sticking out of it either. This is what it, the pouch started out as.
Just a bunch of white roving! And now its a cute sock pouch!! I must say I think my yarn is ok considering I just learned how to spin. Spinning yarn is so relaxing and so rewarding when you get something out of it. I cant wait till I am good enough to spin sock yarn!!! I love making socks and pocketbooks. Speaking of pocketbooks I finished my Noni purse and it is felted and drying on my desk. I made the pink, green and cream striped baguette! It was sooooo huge when I was done, and wouldn't you know I forgot to take a before pic!!! It was 28 inches long and very wide! But it did shrink down to 18 inches long, which I am thinking is still to big for me, but we will see. I love the pattern and the bag was super easy to do. I am going to let it dry, line it and put a zipper in and the cutest pink handles I found at M&J trim and then we shall see. Worse case I give it away. Any way that's about it for me, I have been very busy with work and teaching classes at http://www.villageknitter.com/. That has to be the best yarn shop, no matter what you need its there. So to all happy knitting and crafting and Happy Easter too!!! I cant believe Easter is here already. I am having the family over here for Easter and have not gotten one thing yet!! Good thing its a small gathering LOL

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Ok your ahead of me now! You've actually made something out of your homespun already! I love that color too,, so purty!

KnitMommy said...

Kelly, you did an amazing job! I love your bag! The color is very pretty too!

sayllama said...

That's amazing, Kelly! One day I may try to tackle learning to spin but I think I better hone my knitting skills first. :D
And I love the way your kool-aid dyed yarn looks- so vibrant!

Joy said...

Great job on the sock bag. It looks wonderful here and it looks even better in person!