As it turns out, the brown hand spun wasn’t really brown at all. I was restless last night so I wound some of the skeins. Check it out!
I had about 100 yards (guessing by the size of the ball, lol) so I made the Drops Headband. I have just enough left over to accent some mittens 🙂 The cream handspun has some soft fibre in it…alpaca or something like that…very nice I think for gloves or mittens to go with this. That’s the plan anyways. I SHOULD be knitting the sweater for my mom…I have a habit of getting sidetracked.
I was restless yesterday…wanted to start something new even though I have the blanket to finish AND the carpet AND the socks AND the shawl. Yeah. LOL. I managed to work on the blanket squares for a while first and they are getting there. Another day of work to finish the blanket I predict. And I will finish the carpet. Later.
I tried spinning with a drop spindle yesterday, for the first time. The fleece hates me, to begin with…I suspect the spindle may hate me too! Anyways, not the most successful attempt but I could see improvement happening quickly. Makes me truly appreciate a beautiful hand spun skein of yarn!! LOL. Definitely worth paying for! 🙂
The Malabrigo I’m using for the Hedgerow Coat is so buttery soft! Georgeous stuff. I will definitely look at making more things for myself out of it. This is my first time knitting with it 🙂
It’s super cold out today….Husband cannot work, they have an ‘extreme cold’ warning on. Yet they say it will warm up a lot by the end of the week? We’ll see.
I have a little nephew, Matty , who loves anything I knit for him. I gave him the knitted gansey sweater I made a while back. I’ve made him a scarf and hat (for Christmas) out of the leftovers from that project…
The yarn is James C. Brett Marble (dk weight). I used the ‘my so called scarf’ pattern for the scarf and an improvised 2×2 rib hat (cast on 100 sts, size 6 mm circular needle/dpns). I think he will love them…