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Thursday, June 14, 2012


A simple slouchy hat, made entirely of my handspun--merino, cotton, alpaca, firestar, lincoln locks. It's a pretty basic design, which I've made a million times; it's comfort knitting, with the intention of letting the yarn be the focal point. Pretty, pretty handspun. It's so much more fun to knit with handspun yarn, though I can't really articulate exactly why. Perhaps it's because even the simpler yarns I make are still pleasantly suprise-ful.


And here we have another classic (for me) pattern. I've made these fingerless gloves quite a few times. They're crazy-quick, since they use worsted weight yarn and size seven needles--which, let's be honest, is about as small as I routinely go. These are made entirely from three of my dyed, recycled yarns--100% wool. This is an awesome pattern, in my experience, for showing off prettily variegated wools. 
I would have included a modeled pic, but it's shockingly difficult to photograph both your hands at once.
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