Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Too tempting

You knew it wouldn't take long for me to crack into that skein of handspun, didn't you?
Almost as soon as I got it home, I wound it on and cast on. Just a simple toque. I've only got 128 yards, so I'm just knitting straight until the ball starts to look low, then I'll start decreasing. With any luck, I'll get a little bit of slouch to it.

It always amazes me how much fibre changes in the spinning process. From the braid, to the skein, to the knit - each step looks so different
It's knitting up nicely! And I think I'm going to have to dye up some yarn to make some matching mitts... or maybe I can get Mom to spin up another braid for me...

5 comments:

Samantha said...

I knew you wouldn't wait long. It's knitting up beautifully.

elns said...

It's beautiful. The yarn has a natural texture to it that is going to look fantastic in your hat.

Nancy Kay said...

Lovely, lovely handspun yarn. The colors are so pretty together.

Araignee said...

That's why spinning is so addictive. It's like three projects in one.

Rachelle said...

I do so want to cast on my latest handspun too, but being good, for now. That is looking pretty, but then again handspun is almost always pretty when knit