Tuesday, May 17, 2011
First Hand Spun, Hand Knit FO!!!
Last night I finished a pair of yoga socks using my own yarn. Whoo Hoo! The yarn is far from perfect, thick and thin in spots, but once it was worked up, it all seemed to even out. I knit them using size three needles so now I need to work on spinning a thicker yarn. I'd like to make a sweater from that Sheltand I have, but I'm not enough of a masochist to knit an adult sweater on size 3 needles. I wore them today and they fit fine. They also help keep my feet warm, but I don't slip. A couple of details for me: Yellow fleece was from Cloverhill Yarn Shop and the white I bought at the Sheep and Wool Show last year from Little Barn. Two ply yarn spun on Lendrum Spinning Wheel. I don't know how I spin (worsted or woollen) or which draw. There's a spinning workshop at the EAGMA show in Fredrick in June that should help me answer these questions. I'm supposed to take 4 samples of my handspun yarn, so I'm hoping for a written critique or at least in depth enough so I can take notes. Without further ado: