When I started spinning my own yarn, I discovered a whole new way to enjoy my hobby. This latest project is an excellent case in point.
I took this fiber –
spun it into this yarn –
wound it into this ball –
and then knit it into this pair of capris for The Fraggle –
Every single stitch was incredibly thrilling. I am so in love with this yarn! So, here are some more pictures!
Three things about this knit –
1. The yarn – I already gushed quite a bit, I know. So here are the details. The fiber came from Dear Husband and is a superfine merino dyed in the Norway Girl colorway. It has more brown that was intended, so I got a great deal on it. I spun it on my new wheel (my first yarn on the Elizabeth I). I learned how to chain ply on this yarn and am so thrilled with the results.
2. The pattern – I totally wing baby pants and soakers, now. If you are interested in the details, I used my Ravelry project page to remind myself what I was doing, so it is all here.
3. The plan – I made this a bit larger than I needed. My hope is that they will still fit come winter, and then I will add legs to it with snaps. (More on that in the months to come, I am sure).
I literally enjoyed every inch of this project twice – first in the spinning and then in the knitting. It was an incredibly satisfying spin/knit.
And I have three feet of yarn left over!