Friday, February 24, 2012

A New FreeForm Shawl

I worked on some fun spinning this last week, including this Super Sparkly Soft and Silky lace weight. It's a blend of alpaca, merino, bfl and silk, plus generous quantities of sparkle. I'm working on a freeform shawl and I needed a light weight, glossy yarn that was delicate, but with a lot of personality so that it wouldn't get lost in all the texture of my art yarn.

I'm using it to embellish this fabric I knit with some of my handspun art yarn. It's hard to capture the pretty opalescence, but I think this little lace weight holds its own amongst all the curls, twirls and cocoons.

I hope you have had a wonderful week, I'm on my way to visit Andrea and check out all the happy creative people at WonderWhy's Fiber Arts Friday!

Blessings Friends!


  1. OH,I can't wait to see the finished shawl. Your yarn is so beautiful and now that you are making some FO's with it, it comes to life even more.

  2. It's wonderful, Melissa! (You know how much I adore your free-form work!)
    Did you finish your scrumble purse yet? (I'm anxious to see it!) XXO-

  3. More magic! Can I see a picture of you wrapped up in one of your creations?

  4. Thank you Ladies!

    Guess what Heather, I took the scrumbles all apart and I'm starting over! There were some that did not fit the style I wanted for this project.

    Hi Donna, you can see me on my Ravelry project page in one of my freeform shawls.

  5. So delightful with lots of personality.
    Love your creations.

  6. Just saw your fabulous Hummingbird Garden Scarf.
    It is sooooo wonderful.

  7. That is some kind of wild freeform! Can't wait to see it completed.

    Creativity on. :)

  8. You are so creative! I love how silky soft the yarn looks.

  9. Lovely...looking forward to seeing it finished.

  10. Oh, those little cocoons!! They're so sweet, the shawl is going to be truly magical.

  11. Melissa - your stuff is always so pretty. :-)

  12. Oh, no!! This whole 'taking things apart' bit with you knitters/crocheters...yikes! (I'm glad that the best you can do with a failed felting project is to cut it up and make it into something else!!) XXO--


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