By Tanya

This is a site to catelog, track and share all the various projects I create. It is intended to share and log successes and failures of my various craft projects. Soon you will see Handmade Cards, Knitting projects, Scrapbook pages, and Quilting projects, to name a few.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

First ever Hand spun project

I did it!
2 balls of 1 ply Polworth

I spun, plied and knit my first ever mitten! What a wonderful experience.
Plied on Spindle

The yarn is definitely not perfect by no means, but as the mitten proves, it can be used to create a warm, useful and fun colored item.
Ball of 2 ply polworth

I have enough yarn left to make the thumb and then it's back to spinning. I have about half the bag of fibre left so I'm hoping I will have enough for a second mitten... but even if I don't, I'll forever be happy with this one.

Mitten (minus thumb)\
Yarn: Handspun by me Polworth Fibre from London-Wul Farm
Pattern: Bulky mitten from Weekend Knitting book
Needles: 6mm double pointed
Spinning: Jan. 27-Jan 29, 2007
Knitting: Jan. 29, 2007



At Tuesday, January 30, 2007, Blogger Line (pronounced Lynn) said...

Your newly spun mits are so cool! I am looking forward to seeing the second mitten.

At Wednesday, January 31, 2007, Blogger KnittenKnots said...

Ahhhhhhh!! Gorgeous!! I think it looks awesome knit up - the pink and caramel are perfect together. What a keener you are! I smell a wheel in your future.

At Wednesday, January 31, 2007, Blogger AnnKnits said...

Wow that is amazing!!! I am so ashamed, I don't have nearly enough to make anything. I had better so do some more spinning. You inspire me. Are you going to go the Wheel Spinning class on Feb 25th? I am, I only hope my spinning is good enough by then to make the adventure work.

At Thursday, February 01, 2007, Blogger Shelley said...

Your spinning is looking great, and the mitten turned out fabulously! I really have to learn

At Thursday, February 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

omigosh... Keep that woman away from a weaving loom.


At Sunday, February 11, 2007, Blogger deirdre said...

kHow very, very cool to spin and knit your own mittens! Very impressive - LOVE the colours together, and they look so warm! You have inspired me to give spinning another try...

how was the exam?


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