I actually knitted with my handspun!

From Spinning

These are Lumpy Fingerless Mitts, knitted from two fraternal chunky bumpy thick-n-thin skeins spun from this:

From Stash

2 oz of chunky All Hallow’s Eve spin-along goodness, from Bohoknitterchic.

From Spinning

“Oh hello! No pictures for you!”

From Spinning

The green and orange, short color repeats:

From Spinning

Black and purple, with longer color repeats. Both are singles candy-striped with coordinating holographic thread.

The batts were full of coordinating-colored nepps, in hopes that some would stay in the finished yarn. Some did – but still, during the *thwack* period after the wash, there was a short multicolored rain.

This is actually the first of my handspun I’ve ever knit with – it’s always been more fun to go on and spin the next skein, than to pause and knit with the past one. Thank you for the motivation, O SAL Small Chance of Winning Prizes!

4 thoughts on “I actually knitted with my handspun!

    • Congratulations!! Have you spun before?
      I am actually an Etsy addict – handpainted roving is a bit cheaper than handpainted yarn, but you get twice the pleasure for the money. Check out sellers fatcatknits, beemiceelf, gnomespunyarn, yarnchefspin, and moonlightbaker. Amy at The Yarn Stash in Minot has some nice fiber too; CE Designs in Bismarck has commercial roving if you can’t wait.
      There is a spinning group that meets the 3rd Saturday of every month, down at Impact Gallery on 4th and Broadway – this month though it’s at a member’s house. Joooiin usssss….

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