my first sock yarn. This one is from Blue Face Leicester top. I spun 7 oz into a 3-ply yarn. I've set the twist and it's drying now. I can't wait to start another pair of socks!
Sunday, January 13, 2013
I ended up with a nice fat skein and then set about to find a pattern to knit. I came across Shield Lace Hat by Kristin Lamm. Perfect! After watching a few youtube videos, I used the tubular cast-on method. It's brilliant! I love how the edge looks with this kind of cast-on.
You can't really see the shield lace pattern in this hat, but I like it none the less.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Lately I've been on a natural colored fiber kick. I have also been interested in trying to blend natural fibers together. I ended up with little "samples" that I knitted all together to make a beanie The brim is made with wool and rabbit, the brown is wool plied with alpaca, and the dark gray is a variety of wool. I tried to give the hat away, but so far no takers. It's pretty warm, so maybe I'll wear it.