Thanks everybody for your comments and encouragement! I am feeling a bit self-conscious knowing that a master spinner (Adrian of Hello yarn ) has visited, but I am grateful for the support! Adrian made the gorgeous roving I used to spin this. She directed me in the right direction of how the yarn should be on the niddy noddy- Thanks Adrian, I appreciate the guidance! It really helps to have a visual direction. I am going to try a new spin tonight. I also see how uneven the is twist in the my yarn- practice will make better, if not perfect! But I have lots of questions, and I am going to seek some answers- in the form of a teacher.
I was so eager to knit something from my yarn. Here is-my neck warmer. I used up my first hand spun yarn exactly. How cool is that? I had no plan. Cast on, went on. After a few rows I realized this needed structure, so I added some garter ridges. I finished with garter for a few rows. It did not look “finished”, so I PU along the long edge and knit in stockinette for a few rows on one side and a row of single crochet on the other side. I have to add the buttons. These are from stash- (can you believe it?) but I am not sure about the. I think this is a trip to Tender Button. When worn, the extra rows across will be turned down and show the WS. It’s pretty on both sides.