Inspiration can strike any time. At a craft show last weekend, I bought some orange handspun yarn from Juaquetta of Garden Party Fibers. It's thick-and-thin, with great texture and color, and it immediately reminded me of this gorgeous green yarn I had in my stash, with the same great texture. I thought it would be great to put them together in a scarf for myself. Maybe it was the influence of seeing Ireland's flag hanging on my neighbor's house?
I decided it would be a scarf with a lot of handspun yarn in it. Very simple pattern -- just double crochet -- but the yarns are so neat, that's all you need. I've been crocheting diligently, and I'm about halfway done.
The brown-and-green yarn is handspun by Tracie Lampe (Lampe's Lumps), who taught me how to spin at Artfiberfest last fall. The super chunky red-and-orange yarn is my first handspun yarn. Remember this?
It is huge -- I had to use my Q size hook to crochet it! I'm glad I'm gonna get to wear it in something that I made.
(A reminder: I'm giving away fabric! Post a comment on my March 9 blog entry by next Monday if you want to be in the drawing.)