Monday, January 14, 2008

Make It Work

I originally planned on knitting a vest from the brown Shetland wool I spun. I even got as far as working several inches of a vest I liked, but changed my mind when I realized the yarn was not working well with the stitch pattern.

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So instead, I combined it with some other handspun to knit a simple hat and a pair of mittens. I like this much better!

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Mittens
Yarn: My Hand Spun Worsted Weight Wool
Needles: US 7 DPNs
Changes: Added extra length to hand and thumb

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Hat
Yarn: My Hand Spun Worsted Weight Wool
Needles: US 7 Circular and DPNs
Number of Stitches: 90

There was a nip in the air at the beach on Friday, so I've already gotten some use out this set and I'm sure to use it even more this week in Utah. Leaving for the airport shortly.

Good-bye beach. Hello mountains.

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Largest Piece of Driftwood Ever
(approximately 90 feet)

7 comments:

  1. I love the brown and blue together. Have a great time in Utah!

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  2. I have not knit anything will all my handspun. I am a bit nervous about using it, but have to soon before I run out of storage space. I think the brown and the blue go really well together.

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  3. I love the mittens and hat! The colors work so well together! Great job.

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  4. I like the color combination. I have yet to spin anything worth knitting up. Your spinning is so nice and even, maybe some day my spinning will be half as nice.

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  5. I definitely like the colors brown and blue together...nice work!

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  6. Tracy that set is possitively gorgeous!!

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  7. They're beautiful! You can't go wrong with a brown and blue color combination. The hat looks really smart on you, too. :-)

    You go to the most beautiful places. I look forward to your Utah pics.

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy