In my previous post I showed you the yarn I spun for my mother's hat. Well, I thought I'd show you my progress thus far. The pattern I choose was slow going at first with lots of little cables (of course this may be because I was using a smooth and slippery darning needle as my cable needle) but now it's clipping right along in stockinette stitch on size 9 needles. Maybe I'll even finish it tonight, a whole day ahead of Mother's Day! Woohoo!
Knitting with my own yarn really is a pleasure. I think this is going to be a new trend for me. Extending the knitting process by spinning the yarn I find really grounding. I realized this past year I was consuming yarn at such a rapid pace that I would never get to it all, turning it all into a burden instead of a joy. Having since sold off most of that yarn I feel lighter. Now, instead of knitting just to knit and mindlessly consume, I am moving slower, thank you spinning wheel, and more thoughtfully to knit out of need. This feels like a healthier balance for me. So, now I want to start dyeing the fiber to stretch out the fun even more!
Joining in with Linda for Creative Friday.