Friday, October 22, 2010

Warm Woolies For The Local Pixies


I decided to do a little pixie-knittin' this week. It's getting colder around here, I thought the wee folk could use some fresh warm clothes. I looked through my stash for the skinniest yarns I could find and they were all too big for my purpose. Then I remembered that I was a spinner and I can make any size yarn I need, silly me! So I gathered a glorious collection of colors, fibers and sparkly za-za-zing and spun this gossamer strand of pure happiness. I'm calling it Pixie Dust. I think the faeries will love it.


While I was waiting for the yarn to dry, I whipped up a little acorn bag from some of my other hand dyed spinnings.


Finally the yarn was dry and I was able to work up a pattern for this petite pair of stockings. My eyes are very happy, boy do I love color!


Next came a wee little sweater. This is a new pattern too, I couldn't locate the one I made up last year. Now that I've written another, it will turn up. This sweater, knitted up in my Pixie Dust yarn is so tiny, it makes the other sweaters look like they're monster size! I have some more knitting to do for the faeries, more hats, scarves, socks and sweaters are in the works. I've spun up some more Pixie Dust in a slightly bigger yarn, I can't wait to start knitting with that. I may have to spin a sock weight Pixie Dust and make some stockings for myself. This kind of fun should really be illegal, I'm a total yarn geek people! Clap if you believe!

I hope you have the best weekend ever! Blessings friends!
Melissa

10 comments:

  1. Tiny knitting...I used Size 3 for the first time ever and...I can't imagine knitting something little but I will because your creations are inspiring. Love the yarn.

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  2. So beautiful! Thanks so much for posting on Creative Friday:)

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  3. What beautiful photography! I admire your ability to knit such detailed pieces.

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  4. Wow! Those are adorably amazing. I love them... and the fact that you can just whip up any size yarn you want. Awesome.

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  5. These are absolutely adorable - well done! I really LOOOVE your Pixie Dust yarn!

    Jess

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  6. You mush have some amazing patience to tackle such small projects. They look great!

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  7. I am clapping and clapping and I applaud you some more. I've done tiny crochet but not knit. I don't even do well with more than two needles. You are just having too much fun. Love the yarn and all the little things. Hope I come back as a faerie and live at your place.

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  8. Very cute... love being able to make any size yarn. :-)

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  9. I bow to your awesome miniatures Melissa. The yarn is beautiful and the stockings are perfect for a faerie. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Amazing intricate work! Wow. Love this. I can't believe you spun the yarn too!

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