Wednesday, February 23, 2011
My friend Linda gave me this whole basket of yarn she dyed with natural dyes made from plants many years ago. First she gave it to her niece. Then the niece was moving and I was in the right place at the right time... A lot of it is hand spun. I finally bought some crazy plastic double pointed knitting needles at Hobby Lobby the other day and spent last Saturday trying out a basic mitten pattern. Of course I had to change it to fit my gauge and I thought I took notes...but of course the first one fits perfectly and the second one not so much. I think I am going to pick up stitches on the bottom and add some ribbing. I am pleased with the basic pattern tho.