Friday, March 16, 2007

ECF- my first hand spun "thing"

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.
neck warmer detail

neck warmer

14 comments:

Harlem Purl said...

I am just in awe. You picked up spinning so easily. I love your neckwarmer and I'm sure there'll be plenty more to come.

Necia said...

Hey Hila,

Oh my that looks amazing. Good for you. I'm truly impressed.

Necia

loribird said...

Wow, what a cool way to use your first handspun! It looks fantastic. Enjoy it, I'm looking forward to watching your spinning progress.

Nora said...

Love the almost tabby-cat colour.

Annelie said...

Can't wait until you post a picture with your neckwarmer worn. It looks great! Love the colours.

Hilde C. said...

Wow, I'm so impressed! It must be deeply satisfying to have made something from yarn you've spun yoursef. This inspires :-)

Garngamen said...

COngratulations! That looks great! Yepp niddy-noddys are tricky,It is so fun to know that you got into spinning. We are spinning across the world. Wonderful! Absolutely great! And you make so much out of it! I agree, I want to see it on!

sarah said...

What a good idea -- a beautiful and useful way to keep and enjoy your first yarn. And what a fabulous colourway!

Artis-Anne said...

Yeah congratulations :) Isn't it SO exciting when you have spun and knitted you very own yarn Keep at it . Its a fabulous colur too :)

Rachel said...

Very impressive! I actually like those buttons, but I'm sure that with such interesting fabric it'll be fun to look for others.

Rain said...

It's turned out beautifully.

artyfartykat said...

I am so impressed! I'm trying to spin but my yarn is so slubby! Yours looks beautiful. I bet the feeling of wearing something you've knitted from your handspun yarn is wonderful!

Kath said...

Those colours looks so warm and Tigers Eye is so apt a name for it (I forgot to mention earlier!). It will be nice to cuddle into and satifying to know it's your own yarn. I made a handspun, hand knit beret and have worn it loads and think I love it all the more because I made the yarn as well. Keep up the good work!

Katie said...

I love your handspun - great job for a first project & first time spinning -- so professional looking! I saw your most recent post about friends -- it's hard when they come and go, but I find that there are always new people to meet just around the corner! (esp. fiber-friends, some of the nicest people you can meet...)