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.