Thursday, January 15, 2009

Group FO

This FO wouldn't have happened without three people: Amy dyed, I spun, and Angela knit. The first two parts of the road to FO were detailed a bit here. Angela sent me photos of the FO and I'm just about KO'ed by how gorgeously perfect the yarn and the colors and the project ended up.

Scarf on fence

reds and browns

reds and blues


yellow and green

Ms. Smith and the scarf

I seriously want to make so much more of this yarn! It doesn't have to be the same exact colors or WPI, but the way I went about spinning this yarn in terms of finished hank goals is definitely something I'd want to do again.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

2009 First FO

I blogged earlier about making the batts and spinning the yarn, but as of late, late last night, I have a FO to share!!!

Using all but a dozen or so yards of my handspun, I made a top-down hat with horizontal ribbing. I cast on 8 stitches and increased evenly around until the hat was wide enough for my head (and hair), and at the same time, maintained a loose pattern of knit 4-6 rounds, purl 4-6 rounds. Once long enough to hit my ears, I knit the remaining rounds allowing for the inevitable stockinette curl. Here's the result:

I've worn the hat all day today and it's suitably warm but not too itchy. It's slightly too big, but I'm planning to do a little hand-agitation when I soak the hat later. Believe it or not, this is my FIRST hat that I've made for myself! I could get used to making hats for myself!!!