Thursday, July 15, 2010

More Homespun Goodness

I'm sure that you all read that title and your scratching your heads saying, "Does that Monster Crochet chick ever, uh, crochet?" The answer to that question is a confident yes, but I'm working on a few large projects so I don't have much to show with regards to the ways of the hook just yet. However, I will! I promise!

Until that time I can share a few new hanks of homespun love. To the left is approximately 400 yards of woolly wonder called Surf N Turf. I began with about 4 oz. of beautiful hand dyed roving, spinning it into a neat single. Then I plied that with a bit of gold thread, attaching golden silk cocoons here and there. The final effect reminds me of our California coastline, which incidentally is one of this state's myriad landscapes from which I am currently drawing inspiration.

Segueing off the spinning path for a moment...Some of you may be aware that I'm currently on a hiking kick, which means the boyfriend and I have been traipsing around the mountains on weekends and some evenings in search of some fresh air, spectacular views, a bit of fitness fun. In addition to these lovely attributes, I have become reacquainted with a landscape that I find infinitely inspirational. After all, this place is in my blood and it will always be home as I'm a native of the Golden State. I mean, just look at some of my recent shots from some of our hiking trips...

Top of the Trail - Grays Peak

Grays Peak Trail

Yosemite

Wrightwood, CA

Top of the Trail - Temescal Canyon

Segueing back to the premise of this post...My new homespun is beginning to be a visual reference of the topography of California and I'm really liking the results. Case in point, a bit of golden dazzle and a little purplish, goldenish 2-ply...

Not So Mellow Yellow

The Royal We

The Royal We Detail

Needless to say I have many, many ideas churning about my gray matter. This is just the beginning. I have oak leaves and golden grasses on the brain to be sure.

6 comments:

The Shrone said...

Your pictures are breath-taking! I love the one looking off into the mountainous valley in the distance, with the tree and pond/stream in the foreground.

Liz said...

Beautiful scenery and yarn to look at...what more does a gal need in a blog post!!

Sue Rock said...

These images are wonderful - matching your experience with your yarn - its brilliant!!

Apartmani Novalja said...

loved the shape of the mountains...

Yarn Bazaar said...

Wow, that's cool! I love the photographs! I love the way you associate the photos to the yarn. That’s pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing this!

Yarn Bazaar said...

Wow, that's cool! I love the photographs! I love the way you associate the photos to the yarn. That’s pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing this!