Thursday, February 3, 2011

What to do with Hand Spun Yarn?

I've been spinning yarn lately, but I've been stumped about what, exactly, to do with it. I finally got around to making a scarf with my favorite skein of handspun. It's one that my friend Toni and I dyed the fiber for. I brought it home, and it spun up so lovely!

I searched through Ravelry for a pattern I liked that would look good on BOTH sides of the scarf and that would potentially work with irregular hand spun yarn. I finally settled on the Drop Stitch Scarf (sorry, you do need to log in to Ravelry to see it). 

The scarf knitted really quickly. After blocking, the design looks really nice. I'm just frustrated that I can't get the lovely purples to really show in the photographs. My photo skills are a bit... lacking.


  1. Oh my fucking god it's beautiful!!!

  2. That is beautiful! :D I want one. Can I have one?

    And as for photography skills, I really think the only way to ensure a shot that has true (ish, since they're never exactly the same) colors is to get or make a light box.

  3. Light box? Sounds like too much effort. I am a lazy photographer.

    Glad you guys like it!