I’m a bit excited by the results of knitting my hand-spun, hand-dyed, navajo plied yarn. I need to share the sample I knit with you.
I think it’s pretty and also when I put it next to the bunny nuggets I can see progress, which is good. I should do this more often. The trouble is I want to knit with hand-spun most of the time but I also want a larger hand-spun to mill-spun ratio in my stash and in order to do this I must knit more mill-spun.
The most exciting thing about this though, is that now I’m reassured that I could spin well enough to make a beautiful hand-spun jumper which is a bit of an ambition of mine. First of all though I need to make this jumper for Sam, should I feel bad that his jumper is going to be kind of a prototype? Today I got him to stand still long enough for me to take measurements except that I forgot to take the top of shoulder to armhole measurement which is probably kind of crucial, doh! I’m also going to be doing more swatching. I’m having a bit of difficulty finding some zip up, mesh, laundry bags so I can start washing my fleeces ready for spinning, the last 3 times I went to my local supermarket they didn’t have any, I’m going to try Kmart next. Then I can make my hand-spun, hand-knit jumper, squeee!