Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Handspun Goodness

I had my last spinning class on Saturday. We learned how to ply--both standard and Navajo! I plied two skeins and left my smaller two as singles. Here are my finished skeins. The purple/brown skein is wool and alpaca and is my first skein. The brown skein is pure alpaca (thanks dad!) and is a little more even, as you can see in the close up...





I think they turned out pretty decent.

Also on Saturday, I went to Craftstravaganza and purchased a lovely skein of hand-dyed and spun Corriedale from my Yarnery co-worker & pal, Lara. I'd show you the skein, but I've already knit it up into this:



Lovely, isn't it? It's SOOO soft! I love this pattern too. It was a super fast knit. Lara sells her yarn here on Etsy too. I believe she'll be updating pretty soon with a bunch of stuff that was also available this last weekend. It's truly lovely yarn and I highly recommend it.

4 comments:

Alyson said...

Your spinning looks really good! Yay for you!!

The jacket is just too cute...knitting tiny items is such fun. :-)

Guinifer said...

Wow your spun yarn is really lovely. Nice job!

Lara said...

WOW! I am so happy to see my yarn all knit up into a beautiful sweater for your wee one.

The Myers Family said...

Great job!!! I am so jealous. I wish I could spin :-(