Fall Spinning

Fall Spinning

Fall is the best season, my absolute favourite.  It's cool enough to toss on a handknit sweater but I don't need to layer every single knit I own.  I live in Western Canada so sometimes, bundling up under 17 handknits is reasonable.

This is a great time of year to cast on all those patterns that have caught your eye. Maybe you are knitting gifts or maybe you need a new pair of mittens, whatever works for you. While I have been knitting projects - many of them shop samples - I have also been spinning.  Spinning is so relaxing and calming, way more fun than meditation!

I spin on either my beloved Schact Ladybug or my Hansen e-spinner.  Many (oh so many) spinning wheels have passed through my studio but I keep turning to these two trusty friends.  I spin...I make yarn! Awesome, right? It is until that yarn starts to pile up. I have been on a mission this fall to use my handspun.

Project #1 - I made the #palmistry mitts by @tellybeanknits.  Super amazing pattern - with options from fingering to bulky!  Fantastic.  Check out the pattern here:


What a winning combination, great handspun and a great pattern.  

Project #2 - The Yowza Weigh It Shawl by Susan B. Anderson

Perfect for worsted yarn. My handspun is about 600 yards so it should make a decent shawl.  I am excited to see how this turns out.


This fun handspun was made with one of our Rainbow Packs and black fiber. I plied these together to make a rainbow gradient!


I wonder what will be next? I have so many skeins of handspun and a huge collection of spinning fiber so this might take awhile.




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