Friday, July 22, 2011

In Progress

I'm still working on rose brooches. This is one of the yarns I spun up in an attempt to make a creamy colour. It's a lovely yarn, but I wouldn't call it "cream"--more like a soft apricot. The orange comes through more strongly than I'd expected.
In this progress shot you can see how it looks as I begin to cast off the knitting. Increasing stitches on every second row makes the kniting want to ruffle or curl up. All I need to do to make the flower is arrange that curled strip the way I want it and stitch it into place. Then I can stitch it to the brooch pin and the job's done. There are versions of these flowers all over the place. What makes mine different is the yarns which I colour and spin myself. 

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