Thursday, February 05, 2009

Mark's Curvaceous

My friend, Kate, knit this for her son who is in England for a semester. She had the yarn hand dyed by Debbie at Yarns to Dye For. It's a big, bulky, soft merino that is fabulous to fondle. My photos don't do it justice. Debbie worked with Kate until the color was perfect--a dark eggplant--lots of black in the purple. He is going to love this.
I tried photographing it on a hand dyed, hand woven piece I bought in Ecuador years ago. I still cherish the memory of the man who wove while sitting on the floor--he actually had a concrete floor. So many of the people we visited only had dirt.
Here's a slightly different angle--I'm too lazy to go back and tilt the picture.

Look at how well Kate prevented cable flare. I think she added a few rows to the pattern before she did the first cable. Smart move.

This detail shows the effects of the kettle dyeing. I have to get back to that shop. Heaven knows I don't have enough yarn. Bulky yarn, I mean.

A treat for you---
Some SC quilters found a clever, artsy way to raise money for breast cancer research. These are gorgeous.

2 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh wow. That is absolutely gorgeous!

Valerie said...

Hey, Jane!
Katie just showed me your blogspot and Mark's great scarf...wow...beautiful stuff you guys all produce...we're just chillin' in W-S, getting ready to pop in a movie...later!