Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Handspun Yarn Along

Happy Wednesday! Yarn Along Day :)

Liz recently spun this amazing merino on her wheel.

After spinning the yarn, she used a technique called Navajo Plying.
It takes a single strand and turns it into a 3 ply. She figured it out and Tah Dah...awesome chunky yarn. I grabbed it and decided to knit up a fun silly hat.

Here it is so far...
Ends up looking like a hood with some tassels!

Reading The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan.

I just finished up the hat while Chase napped on me (he has a cold and wanted his mom)
Here's a picture.

I got news this morning that a childhood friend of mine had to deliver her
twin baby boys extremely early. Please pray for these babies, the mom, her husband and little boy at home. They weigh in at 2 lbs each. Every minute matters.

Happy Knitting

Joining in with Ginny.


  1. wow, those yarns are stunningly beautiful. can't wait to see that hat. <3

  2. Gorgeous colors in the handspun you're using!

  3. oh no leanne, 2lbs, oh dear. i'm praying for the precious babies and their parents. every minute does matter, please let us know how they are doing.

    liz is brilliant! spinning is such a mystery to me, the yarn is gorgeous and your hat is so cute. and then there is the sister thing that i love. hugging you all.

  4. Oh yes, I will most certainly pray for these wee little ones.

    Love seeing all the beautiful yarn liz spun. I have dreams of learning to spin, one day.

  5. Will be praying. I know several preemies who are doing great. Hood hat look great. Love the yarn

  6. love your yarn!!! And the hat is so fun!

  7. Love this hat! I've yet to try Navajo plying but am getting the bug. :)

    Of course I will pray for your friend, it's good that you asked..

    Blessings, Debbie

  8. The yarn and hat are awesome! praying!

  9. Love the hat and the handspun! They paired together perfectly!

    Prayers and good thoughts are being sent out to the family. xoxo