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Handspun Yummyness!

August 16th, 2008 (07:27 pm)

This is the first yarn I have spun on my new wheel! I can't even believe how fast this spun up, it is about 75 - 100g of Merino wool from Ashford. I am kind of obsessed with this colour this season. Can you tell?

firsthandspun

I love how it has that classic handspun thick & thin texture. I think I might knit a slouchy hat or toque out of it for this fall. I still have the handspun I did on the drop spindle to use up too & I think it will work nicely together with this wheel spun yarn.
I can't wait to knit it up!

~Nessa

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Posted by: Sylvana (sylascione)
Posted at: August 17th, 2008 07:54 am (UTC)

this looks so beautiful.

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: August 18th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
nessa

Thank you! I'm already knitting it up into a slouchy hat. I know, I'm not really supposed to be knitting something not on my Olympic challenge list, but how could I resist!?

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 17th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)

oooo... nice!! congrats on your first wheel handspun!!

Natalie B

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: August 18th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
nessa

Thanks Natalie!
Next up, I bought some Fleece Artist merino roving :-)

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Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: August 18th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)

Thanks! It is actually very very soft. I was surprised, because it is just merino wool.

Posted by: ellen_bee (ellen_bee)
Posted at: August 21st, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)

Nessa, that yarn looks beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing how it knits up. And, can I just tell you how much I love your stylish orange folding bicycle?
- Ellen

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: August 23rd, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)

Thanks Ellen! I am already knitting a slouchy hat with it. I'll post pics when it is done.
Yes, I do have a bit of a crush on the bike. ooh, I have an orange crush ;-P Sorry, that was cheesy!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 23rd, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)

Hey Lady! thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm not quite done my lotus tank yet... still doing some finishing that's taking me a while because I have to pick up non-existent stitches and the yarn I'm using splits really easily! :( I'm hoping to finish it during this next week that I have off though! (horay for a week off!!)

Are you getting excited about school starting soon? It's crazy how early it starts this year

Natalie B

Posted by: knitfish (knitfish)
Posted at: August 23rd, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)

Eeeek! I am in denial about school right now! I have lots of stuff to get together before it begins!

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