I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there is nothing like knitting with my own handspun! It is an exquisite pleasure that I cannot adequately put words to. Suffice it to say: I loves it!
I started with 4.4 oz. superwash merino hand-dyed from Pigeonroof Studios, in “Damson Wine.” This was an impulse buy when I was first learning to spin, my first chance at some Pigeonroof.
When Ysolda Teague began releasing her Whimsical Little Knits 2 collection, the first pattern was Damson, and I am just geeky enough that I immediately wanted to make Damson out of my Damson Wine fiber.
It made me pretty much ridiculously happy.
I cast on almost immediately for the shawlette. As is the standard with Ysolda’s patterns, this was a delightful knit with very clear instructions. I did run into trouble though – two rows from the end, I ran out of yarn! I freaked out a bit, trying to figure out what to do. In the end, I found some sock yarn in my stash – Louet Gems, “eggplant” (won from Dave, now a fellow Schacht Ladybug spinner!, roughly 3 years ago). I wasn’t sure what I would think of how it looked, but I ended up being quite pleased.