Getting knitty with it

I’d like to preface this post by saying I am not a blogger. By that I mean that I stink at keeping this thing going! I’m so busy making all the time that it is a “point my phone at it and take a pic” for Instagram if I’m lucky! ­čśä so now that I’ve said that I want to talk YaRN!
I make yarn like this:


And I also make yarn like this:

These are obviously two different beasts all together! I won’t bore you yet┬áwith the technical details of How┬áit is done because I want to talk about knitting with my own handspun! For a very long while I could only crochet. I love crochet, don’t get me wrong, but the resulting fabric isn’t able to showcase a color gradient or the finer details of an art yarn as well. So I had to learn!!

It took forever until someone said some magic words and suddenly it all clicked. It is truly amazing when that little thread of information gets woven into your psyche and the Aha┬ámoment takes hold. So now I think I’ve got this down as a newbie and I’m finally braving my own handspun wool yarns. It is a real treat too, check out the beginning of the┬ábell cape I’m designing as I go.

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Some of the yarns may or may not work as I hope they will together but the only way to find out is to go forward!

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Thanks for reading :)

 

  • Jessanne
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Knitting Mice; Handmade Plushies

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This spring I came down with a bug, a knitting bug! I scored a bunch of fabulous multi-colored yarns in exciting and punchy colors at my local craft store and a wonder knitter, since then it’s been so much fun!

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From coasters to little furbabies (mouse stuffies) I’ve been knitting away and having a blast. And for whatever reason i only ever get the urge to knit when the weather is warm so scarves are out of the question, haha!

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Since I can’t read a pattern to save my life I always come up with my own! Rules are meant to be broken. I am also working on a rug, slowly it will emerge and hopefully that will be my next post!
Have a lovely day!

– Jessanne