Saturday, January 31, 2009

Finally, the First FO

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:

I'm happy.

Lots of WIPs to talk about, including the addictive Noro striped scarf, but that will wait for another day. Happy end of January, everyone!

1 comment:

Cathy-Cate said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!
Wow! You're a really, truly spinner! (And knitter of handspun!)

That is one special scarf. For you, I assume (no one else would treasure it the same).