Tuesday, March 9, 2010

FO Toast

Pattern: Toast by Leslie Friend
Needle Size: 4mm/US6
Yarn: Valley Yarn Northfield (DK, Colourway- Charcoal)

I have been knitting a lot of larger projects lately and needed something simple and quick, so I cast on for this project and within 2 days of relaxing in front of the TV at night, I have a pair of super soft arm warmers. I really love the yarn, its (as you probably already know) one of Webs house-brand yarns and is a mixture of silk, alpaca and merino. I'm so impressed with this yarn I have decided to use it to make the cardigan Manu (Ravelry link) which calls for a soft DK yarn.

Speaking of yarn, the skeins in the photo are my own hand-dyed yarn. I have always played around with yarn dying, but lately it's become a real interest so much so that I have amassed quite a number of skeins and am now exploring the possibility of selling on Etsy. It's either this or fill the house full of lovely insulating yarn! Anyhow I'll see how it goes.


cseneque said...

Ooh gorgeous! Both the yarn (Love the colours in that last pic!) and armwarmers.
Good luck with your etsy store!

Ariane said...

Nice dyeing job!

aeonie said...

Love the armwarmers. Very good idea as we head towards winter!

I would love to dye yarn - it is on my 'to do oneday' list.

You have made some beautiful colourways! I will look out for a store in the future!!

Bley said...

Gorgeous yarn! I would love to see an Etsy store!