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These are not the best pictures, but will give you an idea of what has been happening in my knitting world.  On the left is a picture of Halcyon laid out for seaming – more seaming will happen today, with any luck, I will finish. 

And on the right is a Raglan Hat from JenLa.  They have uninvented a terrific pattern – it’s a keeper!  This picture is not nearly as nice as the one on their site – but there is something very, very special about this hat.  It is made from my very own handspun!  The fiber comes from an alpaca named Melissa and I bought it from a fellow spinning guild member.  It spun like a dream – was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end.  I have more fiber from this lady and am anxious to get started on it. 

I consider this the first item I have knitted from my own handspun – the fuzzy feet were techinically the first, but I felted them, and it was just a crazy experience from the awkward spinning straight through to the felting.  Even wearing those slippers was ill advised.  Subsequent handspun has been given away to my knitting niece and other has found its way into my stash.  There was something magical about working with fiber that I spun myself and I will be on the lookout for more opportunities to use my handspun.

**that ever so creepy hat model is in fact a snowman cookie jar that was given to me by a girlfriend.  it’s freaking me out! 

17 thoughts on “

  1. Congrats on the handspun hat! Looks great! I made the mistake of taking a closer look at the hat model though, and ya, it’s creeping me out now too. *shudder*

  2. I hate seaming sweaters, since I’m a really lousy seamstress (nearly failed home-ec). I can’t wait to see Halcyon finished. It looks wonderful.

    I like your moderately creepy hat model. Who knew the cookie jar would come in so handy?

  3. Ohhh, love it… all of it…even the creepy snowman. ;-)

    I’m about to cast on for mittens of my handspun, and I’m so excited. Isn’t it a great feeling?

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