Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yarn Along

I knitted this hat with my hand spun yarn.  It is alpaca and I spun it on my Ashford Traditional wheel. While I was at The Mannings in PA my mother purchased the book "Woolbur" by Leslie Helakoski. It is an absolutely wonderful book. For those of you who have read it "Isn't it great?"  I highly recommend picking up a copy of this book.

Ravelry link for my Purple Hand Spun Hat

I am also working on this Aidez Sweater.  I started on the back panel. It is such an ease to knit. I am really enjoying it.  I am using Eco Baby Alpaca Yarn. I purchased it at my parents farm (Arrow Acres Farm).

My mother also picked up these two books at The Mannings and I have been enjoying reading them.
The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook by Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius
Learn to Spin by Anne Field

I am joining along with Ginny from Small Things for her weekly yarn along.  Be sure to visit her site to view all the wonderful projects everyone is working on.

If you are in the Wall area today our farm store will be open. So swing by and give us a visit and meet an alpaca Arrow Acres Farm

Have a great day


Claire said...

How I love homespun wool and actually completing a project with it too! Looks lovely, and I bet that baby alpaca wool is so soft, it looks great for that sweater,

Debbie said...

beautiful colors and yarns, you make gorgeous things with them. i have my infusion at centrastate hospital today, for my ms. i go every every four weeks and it takes all day. thanks so much for letting me know, i always miss the good stuff, hopefully next time!!

pinkundine said...

The hat looks fab! I love seeing what people make with their handspun :) The sweater looks amazing, the cables are great and the yarn looks beautiful :)

EMMA said...

That sweater is going to be wonderful. The handspun hat looks so soft and snuggly.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful to knit with your own handspun. Makes it even more special.

Lori ann said...

i am having so much envy here andee. your hat looks great, so exciting to spin your own wool. i am wanting that book now, and your aidez has been in my queue also, and that alpaca! oh my gosh it's really gorgeous. your sweater looks so beautiful so far, i'm glad to hear your enjoying knitting it. i can't wait to see it finished.
beautiful. wish i were closer to the farm too.