The tale of my first handspun FO

Nocturnal Knits
A quick story in pictures.

I found an Ashford Traditional spinning wheel on Craigslist for a great price, so I bought it. (Molly likes it.)

I found this beautiful Dicentra Designs blue and green Bluefaced Leicester fiber at A Knitted Peace in Littelton, CO. (I was there for a wedding.) So I bought that, too.
Dicentra Designs Fiber

Spinning this wool was a total joy. The single was just gorgeous on the bobbin.

I was tempted to leave it a single, but I wanted to practice chain plying so I plied it up.
Plied up

And then balled it up for knitting.

At some point I lost my notes about the yardage and yarn weight, so I just decided to start knitting a simple triangle shawl. That way I could just knit until I ran out of wool.
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Every 4-6 rows I added a row of eyelets by doing YO, K2tog across. Couldn’t be simpler. Before blocking it was pretty small and nubbly.
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But with some wet blocking I was able to reclaim 10″ in each direction.

And now I have a cute little triangle scarf/shawlette! Maybe next time I take a selfie I’ll brush my hair…
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