Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rewards



Seldom do I get to see a finished product from one of my fibers or handspun yarns, so when I do, it really is a big reward. As those of you who sell on line know, it often times feels like you've put your little beloved creations into the postal system (think: bottle in the ocean), never to be heard of again.

Not so with my long time friend, Penni, who started spinning again this past year. She's been an ardent supporter of TaosSunflowerToo fibers and faithfully sends me photos of her finished yarns and the projects she knits with them. She's an amazing spinner...often times getting 600 yds and more from a mere 4.0 oz. of hand painted roving. Then she knits fabulous lace shawls with these yarns and often times gives them away. (Lucky you if you're on her list!)


Yesterday I received this shawl photo. It's from one of my Free Fall rovings she purchased last year. Who says you can't do much with a single 4.0 oz. roving??? Certainly not Penni!!

Thanks, Penni, for letting me share this with everyone. It's far too beautiful not to. You do me honor with your work. XOXO

7 comments:

Penni said...

Au contraire, ma cher amie. You do me the honor.

Robyn said...

WOW! I am speechless. Thank you for sharing this reward with the rest of us!

(and I know what you mean about sending your work off into the great unknown.)

RuthieJ said...

Wow, that's a beautiful shawl! How nice to see what your beautiful roving turned into!

sallyrae said...

That is incredible! What beautiful yarn and what a beautiful shawl! Kudos all the way around. It is nice to see what comes from your hand coming full circle.

swamericana said...

Hi, Martie, despite the fact I don't knit I do like coming to this post. I remember going into fabric shops (close) with Mom and grandmother. Always soothing for some reason. Happy spring. I know it will come to you.

Taos Sunflower said...

Jack: Yes, there is something very soothing to me about all handwork. My mom didn't do it, and my grandmas were gone when I was just a few years old...but I have it in my DNA, apparently, because it's what gives me the most satisfaction of all that I've done in my life. It makes me feel connected to all our foremothers who worked so hard to keep their families fed, children clothed, and did it all on a wish and a prayer. We owe so much to them.

swamericana said...

You post anything, Martie, I'll come read and comment. You are one a few baseline blogs that I must read. Must. Spring will come.