christa self@handknitsweater

fiber artist, diy & handmade enthusiast
watertown, massachusetts based

http://www.ravelry.com/people/erwachenspring

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cuff and heel flap
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"Morrison" cuff-down socks by Jenny Blumenstein knit in Classic Elite Yarns Yuri, 75% sw merino/25% nylon
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#knitting #yarn #garn #crafting #diy #slowfashion #ethicalfashion #handmade #wool #sheep #tejido #strikke #strichen #handmadelife #handknit #instaknit #knitersofinstagram #iloveknitting #sockknitting #knittingmakesmehappy #yarnporn #knittingproject #socks


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cables + variegated handdyed yarn = texture working my first actual cuff-down socks, Morrison by Jenny Blumenstein. yarn is @madelinetosh tosh sock in "envy"
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i am going to get sappy: i think it's cool that you think i'm cool. thank you to all of my friends [fiber friends, coffee friends, any and all fantastic friends] who hit that "follow" button and chose to follow my journeys in spinning, #knitting, designing, making. i truly appreciate you all! .
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#yarn #garn #crafting #diy #slowfashion #ethicalfashion #handmade #diy #yarnspinnersofig #dropspindle #yarnspinning #handspun #spinningfiber #igyarnspinners #spinningwheel #bestnine2017 #handknitsweater


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l'affair seed stitch in #bartlettyarns 100% wool 3-ply. yarn spun on the oldest operating spinning mill in the USA, located in Harmony, Maine
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wearing #handknit eyre shawl out accompanied by vintage henry polak hat [1939-1942?] and velvet backless dress. (my girl is a 1960s beatnik who thrifted the hat or stole it from her mom)
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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handspun #bluefacedleicester #yarn, my first plied skein. i handdyed this yarn with dye i made by simmering avocado pits. this resulted in a syrupy black dye with purple undertones. the yarn was mordanted in white vinegar before dyeing.
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it's not delicious noodle soup, it's a skein of #handspun BFL with lots of vegetable matter [hay, farm stuff, leaves etc] in it. oh yeah, and i made a dye out of avocado pits. let's see what happens next! the yarn is soaking in a vinegar solution, and then it will sit in the natural dye.
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#knitting #yarn #garn #crafting #diy #slowfashion #ethicalfashion #handmade #diy #yarnspinnersofig #dropspindle #yarnspinning #handspun #spinningfiber #igyarnspinners #spinningwheel #iloveknitting #knittingmakesmehappy #yarnporn #handdyed #natural #textileartist


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"samadhi" by Martina Behm, knit in Juniper Moon Farm Findley, a laceweight 50% merino 50% silk 2-ply yarn. this pattern was recommended when i wanted to try another construction method.
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#knitting #yarn #garn #crafting #diy #slowfashion #ethicalfashion #handmade #silk #wool #handknit #instaknit #knittersofinstagram #iloveknitting #tricot #strichen #knittingdaily #yarnporn #shawl #sheep #knitter #chiagoo #knit #knitter #diylife


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both skeins of my handspun corriedale are officially complete. i bought four chunks of #handdyed roving and sequenced them for striping. what should i make?
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#knitting #yarn #garn #crafting #diylife #slowfashion #ethicalfashion #handmade #diy #yarnspinnersofig #dropspindle #yarnspinning #handspun #spinningfiber #igyarnspinners #spinningwheel #iloveknitting #knittingmakesmehappy #yarnporn #wool #sheep #corriedale #kromskiprelude #handspunyarn


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