Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Loveliness of Handspun

I'd never knit with handspun yarn until I won this skein from PirateRed on Ravelry. It looked pretty in photo's, but once I actually held it in my hands, I was lost. The delicately plied colors, the light lofty squishiness stole my heart and fired up my creative juices. I had to start knitting this loveliness right away.
A quick Rav pattern search, a quick poll amongst friends to narrow down pattern choice, and Becca's lovely handspun practically stitched itself into Leila Raabe's New New Shale Cowl pattern. Becca's yarn and spinning services can be found at A Song To Spin etsy shop. Her spinning wisdom can be found on her blog. The knitting of this brought a song to my heart and I'm now ruined for less. :sigh: