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!

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  2. Susanne Loutas on said:

    luscious colour, love the interplay

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    • 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.

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  3. Linda S on said:

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

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  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. http://www.espacetricot.com
    She created her own website and I am trying to get her to create one for me. If she ever finds the time

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    • 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. 😉

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

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