Sunday, August 21, 2005

Fair Isle Bag

Here is a bag that is an adaptation of a bag by Beth Brown-Reinsel, adapted partly by Claudia, and further by me. It is done in Louet Gems Opal, which I really like, and bought by the pound at Convergence from the Louet booth. The handle is pretty long right now, I may shorten it, and will probably line the bag, but for right now I am leaving the inside as is so that I can admire the weaving in of what seemed like a million ends.

A detail shot, showing the second pattern and the corrugated rib a little better.
Other items are moving forward as well, and I finished one of the pairs of socks, but no pictures of them yet. I did take time to spin about 8 ounces this weekend, and since I'm a pretty fine spinner by nature, that's quite a bit of spinning. I haven't plied yet, but will take pictures after I do. I have been obsessed by the idea of a laceweight handspun shawl.
And I dyed this weekend as well, and made up some dye solutions. I love turkey roaster dyeing, in hot weather it seems to be the coolest method, at least for me.
Hopefully the heat will break soon, or at least the humidity!