I learned to handspin this summer. And, like throwing away the first pancake from the griddle, I gave away the first thing I made. I figured it would be selfish to keep it, and good karma to give it away. Who said the Red Hot Chili Peppers never taught us anything? Give it away, give it away, give it away now! I’m making myself one at present and will keep you updated.
Soon I will have a full gallery of pictures up, but in the meantime, here is Anezka with my carding paddles, spinning wheel and some of the fleece. Get ready for the full story of how I made the sweater, including where I got the fleece (hint: look back in the archives for a picture of Anezka and me in front of a large number of sheep) and what pattern I used. I am also going to write an article for Knitty on handspinning for beginners.