Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Ahhh, Color!

IMG_0263How do you like this? I found (or better: took time out) on Sunday and dusted off my spinning wheel.

While in Whitehorse I visited the Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store where I met the nicest young knitter, spinner and store owner. Her offerings in the tiny space were heavenly. I picked up some luscious yarn for a friend but could not keep my hands off 100 g of a multi-colour dyed merino roving braid. I just had to get it and I remember thinking to myself “This will go with the other roving I have accumulated over the past six years…”

While Grey Cup fans across Canada were glued to the TV I sat back, executed a few hesitant treadle movements and was off – it is much like riding a bike. Once you know how – you won’t forget. I spun to my heart’s content and the hours flew by. It took me a few tries to get the yarn balanced while plying but in the end I had a skein of soft and colorful merino fingering.

I am currently searching my books and Ravelry for a lacy scarf or shawlette. My knitting needles are poised and I will soon cast on for my new project.

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9 thoughts on “Ahhh, Color!

  1. Pat Hoyer on said:

    Lovely warm colours for winter knitting!


  2. Susanne Loutas on said:

    luscious colour, love the interplay


    • Thanks Susanne! I chose the dyed fibres because they reminded me of candy… When I separated the roving into two parts and started spinning I did not know what to expect. The final result is very pleasing and adds some color to my snow covered surroundings.


  3. Linda S on said:

    I can hear the smile on your face, Anna! Sounds like great fun.


  4. Marilyn Clulow on said:

    Am just learning to spin, as if I have the time! Beautiful job you did with your spinning, love the colours.
    Check out my daughter’s blog on her website for some lovely hand knitted shawls.
    She created her own website and I am trying to get her to create one for me. If she ever finds the time


    • Thanks Marilyn! Welcome to the world of spinning… it opens up many new possibilities – I started spinning in the late 1980s and ended up buying a yarn shop that supplied weavers, spinners, knitters, dyers and basket weavers… 10 years later I closed that and devoted my energy to my textile art… so, be careful so the spinning bug doesn’t bite too hard. 😉


  5. Love these colours, Anna! If you haven’t found a pattern yet, has a lot of nice patterns too.


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