Monday, February 23, 2009


This is the result of my first try spinning mohair. I consider it successful. I decided to ply this yarn with the Navajo ply method. That helped maintain the color variegation, and also gave me some practice, since I hadn't done Navajo ply in a little while. I like the colors, I like the sheen on the yarn, and it turned out to be a well-balanced yarn. This Web page has a very informative tutorial about what balanced yarn is, and good tips on obtaining a balanced yarn:

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Homespun Fetching

Fetching is a very popular pattern for fingerless gloves. It's available for free on,
If you haven't checked out, you must - it's inspiring, and a great source for free patterns.
I made these out of my handspun. I posted pics of the yarn on the blog October 25, 2008 (Banana Blue - I'm really glad to finally make something out of it! I will probably have enough fiber to knit a matching hat.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Finished Fishtail Fingerless

The fishtail fingerless gloves turned out well. I'm just pleased to have used some of my handspun. I took the picture just after completing them. I haven't blocked them, and after blocking the pattern will probably appear more distinctly. The handspun is very springy.