Thursday, October 25, 2007
Glorious handspun yarns
Yesterday, a big box arrived from Ozark Handspun. As I opened it, glorious yarns came burgeoning out all over the place. There were so many splendid and astounding colors, I was practically gasping for air as I unearthed each skein. Lots of new colorways, some of which aren't even named yet. No one packs a box like David Gentzsch! He has really outdone himself with these new ones. My fingers are itching to start some new projects. Mentally, I am already sorting yarns into potential garments, shawls, scarves, shrugs, hats, etc. Such riches, I feel so lucky!
Today, I've also posted a couple of items made up using Ozark yarns mixed with others to create a freeform tote and a necklace/small wall hanging piece. I know that I have a tendency to rhapsodize about these yarns but they are truly gorgeous. As for the tote, I used a Tilli Tomas premade silk lining as a base and created the freeform piece and attached it to the grommets hidden under the fold at the top. This is such a great idea and they have other shapes to chose from also. You end up with a great looking bag without all the work of lining it and it's silk! What's not to love?