Sunday, August 19, 2007

Heads Above the Rest
Last year I was a member of the Southeastern Virginia Spinning Guild. While I was a member they did this really neat thing that challenged me. I was a new spinner and not real confident about my spinning, but I did enjoy it.

So the challenge was to bring one pound of roving. Everyone put their roving in a bag and we piled them in the middle of the floor. Each bag had a number and we drew a number. What ever number you had, was the bag you took home. I entered some Top Comb Silk Merino blend that was purchased my very first year attending the wool lover's Mecca, Maryland Sheep & Wool. I had no earthly idea what Top Comb was but it was yellow and I had to have it. I am a fall color person who gets teased about all the dark colors I wear. So I wanted to brighten things up a bit. You know, get out of my color comfort zone. So I bought the yellow.

After a few months everyone brought back their skein of yarn. There was another drawing of the numbers and we had to take home someone else's spun yarn. We were to either knit a hat, scarf or gloves, etc. I knitted my person a scarf. I dropped my membership in the spinning guild and and forgot all about the finished project that was supposed to be mine. I knew the person who finished it but never saw her again. Recently in the last few weeks I gave her a call and asked her if she still had the porject. She said yes but was in the process of moving. She would find it after they moved and send it to me. She did and here is what she crocheted for me. The gals at The Knitting Corner let me use the styro head to model the hat and scarf.

So here is the finished project that Deb made for me. I want to thank her for not giving it away before I could call her and find out what happened to it. I appreciate all the work that went into it and thought it deserved a place on the blog for it's 15 minutes of fame.
Here is the side view. Thanks Deb, you did a fine job.



4 comments:

romelda said...

Hey, really nice entry and photo! Where is the one you made?

vlb5757 said...

Ro-here is the link for that entry:
http://thevirginiapurl.blogspot.com/2006/08/multi-colored-since-i-belong-to.html

And here is the other post about what I knit from the yarn I got.
http://thevirginiapurl.blogspot.com/2006/09/handspun-since-i-belong-to.html

Wool Winder said...

Very nice! Was this project crocheted from the roving you entered or is from a different yellow roving. Pretty neat that you ended up with yellow no matter how it worked out.

vlb5757 said...

WW-that is the top comb that I bought and then someone else spun it and then Deb got it and crocheted the hat and scarf for me. The picture doesn't do it justice. I think I might have one more 1 lb bag somewhere in the closet. I will have to get around to spinning it someday!