I am so thankful for the opportunity to spend some time with my family and wool over the past days.

This is my latest handspun. It is an Aran to Chunky weight-- which is not my standard spinning. I am super happy with this skein of 126 yards. I am thinking it could be a hat with a big pom-pom.

I am currently finishing up the L'Arbre hat. The pattern is included in the book "Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads" by Cirilia Rose.

Little did I know the pattern was very popular thanks to a Fringe Associationa hat along. Turns out you can get the pattern for free as linked in this post. You should check it out!

Hope that you have a great, woolly, weekend.

The colorful the better

Knitting with handspun is truly an experience. Stitches are not perfect but unique.

This cowl was inspired by the "Totally biased" pattern. Mine does not have purl rows. Handspun is Mixed Bluefaced Leicester.

(edited to correct my "recipe"; thanks greenmtngirl for the note)

I followed this "recipe" until almost all the yarn was used up:

cast on 40 stitches for handspun sport to aran weight
row 1: k1, k1fb, k to last there stitches, k2tog, k1
row 2: k2, p36, k2
three needle bind off

Cast on. Carry on. Have a great weekend.

When your craft matches the season

Can you believe is mid November already? I love Fall and everything the season brings: colors, baking, gatherings and opportunities to wear hand knits.

This handspun is 420 yards of Falkland in sports to fingering weight. It is perfect for a Wild Goose shawlette.

My mittens are finished and fit perfectly. This is a pattern I would knit again and again.

Enjoy the season. Knit happy!