Friday, September 12, 2008

Baby Vest and Skeleton Leaf Bookmark

The vest for a new nephew was from hazelnut superwash merino laps, overdyed and spun in my attempt at a soft single. It was a bit overspun in spots, but worked up nicely in the vest....which I am calling a Tomten Vest as it is based on EZ's jacket pattern.

I love skeleton leaves. Like snowflakes, I wish I could translate their beauty into a fibery medium, and I will probably tackle other versions in the future. In the meantime I like how this turned out.

From handspun laceweight two-ply merino-tencel.


Theresa said...

Ooh! I love the leaf bookmark, it's so beautiful. Will you be publishing this pattern? The vest is cute too.

Holly said...

Great spinning! That does it-I'll just have to sit down and finish up my batch of Coopworth today :~)