Friday, December 18, 2009

Ishbel Ma Belle

Ishbel ( which I nicknamed Ishbel Ma Belle)is finished and ready to become my mother's Christmas present. I had so much fun wih this project. Spinning was a delight the Merino roving, and knitting Ysolda's wonderfully feminine pattern proved to be equally pleasurable.



I am of course fond of the rich orange color. I dyed the roving using chemical dyes in a dyepot, which gave me quite a bit of color uniformity, but at the same time preserved gentle variations.



I can hardly wait to give it to my Mom! I'll let you know what she says...

5 comments:

Julia said...

Beautiful handspun, gorgeous color.

Nathalie said...

I love the Ishbel pattern very much as well and I love your handspun version.

BeckyS said...

Beautiful!!

Suzy said...

I love it. Your handspun is beautiful.

joy said...

should would be crazy not to LOVE it!! gorgeous work-just gorgeous!!!