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!
i haven’t found the niddy noddy, but we watched a movie! what else was i to do? falkland from batts with a tinge of sparkle
and this from spindling at pgh knit and crochet in march. i’m kind of excited to use this skein to make a hat.
the first spinning i’ve done in quite a while… since the cat ate my drive band. it makes me happy.
now i am required to find my niddy noddy before i can remove it from the wheel, so back to working on my home studio i go.
many many new colorways going up in the shop today. here’s a taste.
happy woolie new year – you can read my january newsletter here.
i’m planning to bring new colors of falkland in for open studio tonight. and i have been neglecting updating the spinning fiber in the shop so it will be the first to go up this round.
i have so much more than what’s in the shop! whoops ;)