"we're fools whether we knit or not, so we may's well knit"

- old southern saying

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Wildfell Coin Cozy

Here's my completed project for this month's Knit the Classics challenge. The book: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte.

Here's to the garden, the gardens, the flowers, the hedges...all that nature that pulses off the page. This little purse, little coin cozy if you will, was knit from longwool handspun, from sheep like those who might have grazed right there, and dyed with flowers, leaves, and twigs that could have been picked in the gardens. Darkness banished when carried. A gift from Gilbert perhaps?

tenant purse
wildfell coin cozy

Yarn: handspun from border leicester, shetland, and mohair
Dyes: natural dyes including black tea - tan, marjoram - green, marigold - yellow, pokeberry - red, coreopsis - orange
Pattern: my own
Needles: susan bates silvalume dpns size 5

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