Last weekend I decided I wanted nothing to do with my two current large projects, and so I insisted on starting something completely new. When I first started spinning, I had little desire to knit with my handspun, but that has changed in this last year and all I want to do is knit with handspun, even if just to see how the project turns out. So when I came across the Ringwood pattern from knitty.com, and saw how many people made lovely handspun gloves from it, I dove into my handspun stash to find something appropriate. The pattern calls for a dk weight yarn and I generally spin sock or lace, so I had to read back a bit into the past. But I did find some two ply yarn that worked wonderfully. I had the first glove done on Saturday and Bug and I went right out and purchased buttons. By Sunday I was finished!
To round everything out, I’ve knit another pair of socks. These are from Trekking, which is really my favorite workhorse yarn. These I knit in exchange for hats, and they will end up going to a charity.
This was a very nice colorway, the color changes were very much like handspun. Slow, quiet, muted.
In other sock news, my absolute favorite pair has finally developed a hole in the heel. To be honest, I expected this years ago, so it comes as little surprise, but I am a bit sad.
So, all my friends were knitting it! That was my excuse. But I did think they were all a little crazy for falling in love with a sweater I didn’t particularly like. Furthermore, who knits sweaters out of fingeringweight yarn anyhow? That is just dumb. But, since everyone else was doing it, and I had some lovely wollmeise in red, I decided to play along.
In the end, I got a lovely sweater that was so much fun to knit!