Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fiber to Baby Sweater

Hi Knitters,
A couple months ago I shared some fiber from Maine Woods Fiber that was sent to me through a swap I joined on the Itty-Bitty Knits group on Ravelry. The generous Rae Lynne sent me this fiber to spin in the Hyacinths colorway.
I divided the fiber into three sections and spun onto three bobbins.
I plied the bobbins to make a three-ply hank of dk weight yarn.
I think there was maybe close to 200 yards in the hank.
I spun a tiny hank of two-ply with the leftovers on the bobbins. After I finished spinning I decided to surprise Rae Lynne and send the finished handspun right back to her.
To my delight Rae Lynne knitted the handspun yarn into this adorable baby sweater.

Read about the sweater right here!

The whole thing was so much fun from the swap to the spinning to the surprising and finally to seeing the finished baby sweater. I thought you might enjoy this fiber adventure, too. Thanks to Rae Lynne for sharing this with me.

Now to finish up I have a few links for you:

Happy Wednesday! I hope your summer knitting is going well this year.
best, susie