I thought January was going to end before I got my first FO off the needles in 2009 and it almost did. Yesterday I finished the scarf I made from my first handspun yarn and I think it came out pretty well. It's not very long, but it's very soft! I'm going to give it away and I hope the recipient likes it.
Here's the progression of this scarf: I took a spinning lesson in November. Here's the first bit of yarn I made:
My friend, Goatlady, sent me a box full of fiber for me to practice spinning. The merino/silk blend (top right corner) was soft and beautiful, so I got a couple of spindles and started to practice with that and some of the others.
It progressed pretty well, and soon I was humming along.
As I documented recently, I made about 185 yards of yarn out of this fiber, and it looked like this when it was done:
I decided to make the Yarn Harlot's One Row Handspun Scarf. I used size 8 needles, and it came out like this:
Lots of WIPs to talk about, including the addictive Noro striped scarf, but that will wait for another day. Happy end of January, everyone!