I’m Painting A Blanket! With Handspun Yarn…

I hope you are having a fantastic day!


I have found the PERFECT project for my handspun bits! It is a free pattern available through Ravelry, called “Patchwork Knitting”.


I’ve got so very many balls or small skeins which I have collected over the years and this blanket should be an excellent showcase for them. There are a lot of naturals as well as handdyes in the mix – plenty of silk, cashmere, camel and alpaca in addition to wools. I’m including nothing but handspun and I think it’ll be a great way to look back at my progress. Because the yarns vary in weight I’m stranding them together to an approximate worsted weight and knitting on a 4.5 mm circular needle.

I may have to spin some more yarns specifically for this blanket but we’ll have to see as I go….


2 thoughts on “I’m Painting A Blanket! With Handspun Yarn…

  1. I hope this is the right place to leave this, but here goes. I am restoring two old walker wheels. One for a for a friend (as a surprise) and one to donate to a local museum. I can do most of the work, but I need a few parts. I once found a web site that had parts such as axles and bearings for old wheels, but can’t find it now. One wheel has a metal sleeve in it through which the axle fits. The other has some of the wood from inside the hole for the axle worn away. Can you help me find parts/ideas on how to fix these. Thanks.


    • Hi John, I can certainly point you in the right direction for some advice. I’ll send you an email as soon as I have a couple extra moments:) Lisa

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