Sunday, January 15, 2012

Silk, Alpaca, Reindeer Tattoos

I recently got some silk to spin. I'm planning on blending some of it with part of my nice, white, first shearing alpaca fleece I purchased last fall. I still need to sort, dehair, wash, and comb/card the fleece, but I will start attacking that project this week - along with various other fiber-related projects.

I still need to spin the fiber up and knit two pairs of texting mittens, one for my husband, and one for me. They'll be made with yak. I want to put a pattern on my pair. I don't know if I can, but I want to try to make a pattern for this design to go on the backs of my mittens:


It's one of the tattoos on the Ice Lady Mummy, found in the Eurasian Steppes. I will attemp to create the pattern with the help of the KnitPro application found here.

The whole reindeer-people culture is very interesting. Frozen mummies often have all sorts of intricate tattoos:


This book is a wonderful way to find out more about The Reindeer People.

2 comments:

Adrienne said...

That's an intricate design - I'd love to see how it comes out.
Silk and alpaca sounds like a lovely combination.

ICQB said...

Hi Adrienne!

If I manage the reindeer, I'll post a picture of the results.