Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Handspun love + first project

I have no idea how many times I have sat down to do this and been distracted by something (or a child :P)
I have become fairly obsessed with the spinning wheel, and creating my own yarn. There is a fair amount of cheap thrills involved in knitting something that was made with fibre that you dyed, spun and then created something with.

First up is my very first project made with my second ever handspun. I am way too proud of something that is so ugly, but, meh. :-)

Here is the fibre, after I dyed it with food colouring:


After spinning:


Pattern: my own improvised design.
My Rav Link: here
Yarn: Approx 35g of DK/sport weight single ply yarn
Needles: 4mm (I think?)



As usual, more photos on my flickr.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Congratulations Liz! You're doing better than me and you've had your wheel for a shorter time too :D I still can't get spinning lol