Wednesday, October 10, 2012

yarn along: handspun

I'm still listening to Craftlit's Little Women and plugging away at the Infernal Sleeve of Never-Ending Doom.  But I needed something fun to break up the monotony.
I was utterly inspired by my sister Emily's recent knitting success.  After learning how to knit recently, she made dishcloths galore and a couple of scarves.  Now she has entered the realm of 3D knitting and made her first Milo out of blood, sweat, tears, and sheer tenacity.  How does it feel to be the boss of your knitting, Emma?
Our little knit-a-long was a failure, because she is going to finish her second vest before I complete the garter stitch yoke on my first, but at least our little chilluns can all match at Thanksgiving.  Lucy's milo is made out of my most recent attempt at spinning.  I got the roving at A Verb for Keeping Warm in San Francisco in 2011, before Lucy was a twinkle.  As I am nearing the end of my supply, I have to decide between finishing the vest with commercial yarn or sewing a skirt to the bodice and making it a dress.  Thoughts?


elizabeth said...

hard decision! I vote for a dress but do whatever is best! :)

Mistea said...

Some stripes might be nice.
Gorgeous colours.

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful, Kate!