same bootee pattern as here. easily memorized, super portable, and addictive is what i dub these ones. i made up the hats.
mix of 2 ply spindle spun handspun and snapdragon sport – raveled here
pink/purple handspun singles, spindle spun – raveled here
blue green addabootees made out of my hand dyed chard light and snapdragon sport – raveled here
i might keep one more set or the just bootees for my wee babe and the rest will be baby gifts for the next round of winter babies.
brrr. it’s cold outside! and m didn’t have any hats that fit him, so i whipped this one up. my handspun, mohair and targhee (i think), dyed for farm wool fiber club, back when that still existed. i’m going to make a pattern out of this one in multiple gauges – dk to bulky, i think. it’ll be a great hat pattern for handspun.
i’m going to use the rest of this ball to make ben a hat. i’ll offer an option for a non-pointy top… but here’s a better view of the pointy top. ben’s will be a beanie.
just some eye candy. i’ve spun 2 more skeins since, and now i’m distracted by Indie Knit and Spin and by delivering all of the stripey little sweaters and dresses to new little babes.
i found the missing piece! and, clearly, i spun more, although they all still need a bath. i’m spinning at a similar rate to back when i used to sell a lot of handspun.
left – farm wool fiber club, maybe mohair blend? – aran weight
right – falkland, sport or dk
and it is so much fun. can’t wait to knit with some of it. and maybe i’ll have some out for indie knit and spin come november.
left – falkland scraps – bulky
right – batts i made quite a while ago, mostly falkland – aran weight
and also, alas. we are going on vacation, so this is the end of the spinning spree for now. also, the shop is closed for 3 weeks. hope i remember to keep spinning when i get back!
aka sea foam hat. i love this hat. i have always loved this hat. i’m so pleased it never sold!! here is a modeled shot of how it fits my little guy.
handspun, hand dyed yarn, and some commercial yarn in the giant tassel. happy making, i say. happy making. raveled here.
at my mom’s request, she got some brussels sprout mitts for christmas this year
made from my handspun (a fiber club colorway…) and some commercial wool. raveled here.
and my brother got this hat you already saw. i’m working on a couple more hats for some more boys, but i’ll show those when i’m done. overall, not too much knitting this year! i’ve mostly been dyeing this week (see the few pics i took over here in the facebook group) and have spent most of vacation busting out some patterns. one baby vest almost ready to publish, one mitten/fingerless mitt pattern and a baby dress pattern with testers! not to mention the lace shawl that got stuck in test knitting this summer :/ guess i should do something about that one.
i have in progress 2 colorwork mitten patterns, one colorwork hat pattern, 1 small sweater (also to be sized up with larger yarn to bigger sizes for all of my friends’ older boy children), another baby vest, and a little dress like coverup. i’ll show pics of the dress/cardi thing and the baby vest shortly. can’t show you everything all at once ;) and who knows how much i’ll really get done once ben goes back to work. so there you have it.
i’ll try to get some photos of the new yarns for you to look at soon. last dye day for quite a while is monday! i’m grabbing everything undyed i can get my hands on.
happy new year! xoxo cosy