Saturday, March 14, 2009


...I can post something here! I've been a member of Spun Stitches for quite some time, now I have a post to put up.

This is my first "Sheep to Sweater" project. I'm SO in love with this sweater, and proud of the fact it started with a large bag of 100% shetland fleece (Eva Braun was the ewe's name) that I had no idea what to do with.
At first she was destined to become Alice Starmore's St. Brigid but I had a heck of a time getting gauge with my handspun. Then I saw Angela Hahn's Aran Wrap Cardigan in Vogue Fall '08, and knew that was it.

I have about 500 yds leftover, maybe I'll make a hat to go with it?

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Heartland Lace Shawl

Heartland 5

I finished Heartland in July of 2008, but never got around to posting it because I was huge with child. I gave her the proper photo shoot and written description on my blog.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Spring Things Shawl

Here is a photo of the Spring Things Shawl. I spun this yarn from some super soft merino top, that I purchased from It spun like a dream, so I left it as singles and made this shawl. I love love love it, but I could have made it just a tad larger.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Spinning Along

Well I've been spinning a bit so I have started a new project just as I've finished another. At the top is a picture of a stole from a Japanese knitting book (shown just below). The book is called Vintage Knitting in Tradition and the pattern show is captioned "Cloches a travers les feuilles" which fleegle thinks means something like "Bells through the leaves". I spun up some Madder dyed BFL that I purchased from A Verb for Keeping Warm . It's a two ply lace weight yarn that I spun on the Majacraft Rose using the lace flyer and fat core bobbins. This wheel used to belong to my sister but she traded me for the Lendrum since she never spins on the Rose and prefers to use her spindles or the Lendrum. I have been buying her pretty spindles as a bit "Thank You" for making that trade since it's the perfect 2nd wheel to my Schacht Matchless single treadle wheel.
I am knitting the birdseye lace center for this stole using US 0 needles. The birdseye is an interesting construction so not at all boring to knit. And lastly, shots of The Saigon Scarf by Badcatdesigns . It's free on Ravelry if you are already signed up for that site. It has lovely beads and the fiber from Spritely Goods is shimmery in the sunlight! Really fun to spin and to knit.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Handspun Juno Regina in progress.

Almost forgot to post this on here. I've got a handspun shawl in the works. It started out as 4 ounces or so of bfl from YarnWench in Cherrybomb.
I spun it up into a 2 ply lace weight yarn, and got about 830 yards.
Here's a close up shot.
I am knitting it into a Juno Regina shawl/stole and it's looking pretty good!
I plan on doing two halves, and grafting. I want to have symmetricalness and all that. :)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Glitz (You want some bling with that?)

Back again :-) I recently bought batts of a limited edition fiber from Spritely Goods. It's my first foray into "glitz" in that it has sparkle in it from firestar and angelina. This batt is called "Palo Verde" and has merino and alpaca in it. While it looks pretty tame in these photographs, if you take this out into the sunlight, the fibers catch the light and glitter. I spun this on the Majacraft Rose with the lace flyer and fat core bobbin and produced a 2 ply yarn at 25 WPI. The pattern I selected is from badcatdesigns and is called "The Saigon Scarf" and has the added bling of beads which are placed using a crochet hook. It knits up quickly and has really clear instructions. It's a free pattern on Ravelry.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

First post and first FO with my hand-spun

Well, this is my first post here ever since I got access to the blog and I can also share my first FO that I knit with my own hand-spun yarn, too! Anyhow, I'm Elemmaciltur (some of you might already know me as Elemm). I'm living in Germany but I'm not from Germany. Been knitting for almost 3 years and have been spinning for almost a year now. I also do a knitting podcast called Knitters Uncensored with two of my friends.

Anyhow, let me show you my project now:

Start: 8th May 2008
Finish: 17th June 2008
Yarn: My own hand-spun - "Tahiti", merino optim from Chameleon Colorworks
Needles: Addi Lace, 3.5 mm - 80 cm (US#4 - 32")
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark from Interweave Knits Fall 2006

It's the Swallowtail shawl knit from my own hand-spun yarn. Don't be fooled by the photos though, because the shawl's not that big. It measures to about 125 cm wingspan and 65 cm height.

"Flambé" is French for the Scarce's native to Europe and not the Pacific. I chose the name "Le Flambé du Pacifique" (Scarce Swallowtail of the Pacific) because the colourway "Tahiti". Besides, I reckon that the colours on the Flambé's wings also reflects the colourway of this shawl.

Here are the rest of the photos:

Le Flambé du Pacifique, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Le Flambé du Pacifique, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Le Flambé du Pacifique, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Le Flambé du Pacifique, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

All photos were taken @ the courtyard of "Prinzipal" (the restaurant at Prinzregententheater)

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Wing-'o-the-Moth Shawl

I finally blocked the shawl after finishing it October last year.
I did not want to block the waffles out.

Indigo dyed handspun Corridale

Pattern by Anne Hanson

More details and pictures in my blog.

I am happy with the end result.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Finished, pics to come later

Ok, so the deadline for my project is today at 11AM. For the past two weeks, I haven't knit anything but the Alpine Knit Scarf. Now, I'm not a monogamous knitter. I need multiple projects going at once so that I don't have to do the same thing over and over again. So, just knitting this shawl for almost three weeks now was torture.
I'm also not good with deadlines. In fact, I'm so bad with deadlines that even though this shawl is due to my english class today, I only bound off yesterday afternoon and pinned it out to block right before dinner. I literally rolled out of bed and unpinned it 10 minutes ago and I'm not happy with the way it blocked. Last night I was in a hurry to get to the rest of my homework and it blocked not so straight. So, as soon as I get it back from school, like a week from now, I'm going to reblock it. There are no pictures of the FO because a) it's crooked and b) it's 6:15 AM, there is no light outside and I have to be at the bus stop in half an hour. So, sorry about the pictureless post, I'll get some up in about a week or so.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

In for another one

Well, I guess I'm in for another shawl. And this one's for a grade at school.

bamboo spinning in progress

That's bamboo in three colors and I'm knitting the Alpine Lace Scarf from Victorian Lace Today with it.

More details on my blog.