Knitting with My Handspun

Spun Hand Dyed Superwash Merino on the Niddy Noddy

Skein of handspun, hand dyed merion superwash


Well, on the left, you can see the Merino superwash roving, that I was spinning, wound on the niddy noddy.  It made a nice baby weight yarn.  I did have the wpi (wraps per inch) but forgot to write it down and so much has happened this week that I have forgotten what it was.  Some of it plyed all purple, some all blue and some heathered with both colors.

On the right is the final skein after it came off the niddy noddy, and below is the lace scarf I am working on with the skein.  🙂

Knitting a lace scarf from the hand spun

My computer is fixed (thanks to a very nice neighbor who had a boot disk and the operating system that I use.)  My 2nd hard drive was large enough to put my things on from my main hard drive so now it is just a matter of moving things back over to my newly reformated main hard drive.  So nice to have my computer back up and running!!  You don’t realize how much you depend on them until they are not available.

I started my new job on Tuesday.  It is very busy, but not stressful and I am doing things that I enjoy and working with people I worked with last year when I had a long term temp job at this place of business.  Things are a bit tight as I have been on unemployment for the last 3 weeks, but when the new month starts life will be back to more normal financially.  My job starts at 7:30 instead of 8am, so I will have to get up a little earlier sigh, but it’s just so nice to have a job that will become permanent in the next month or two. 

Yesterday was my youngest son’s birthday.   My daughter was going to come with me to the cemetery, but it was storming.  I went anyway because I can’t give him presents like I do my children who survived him, all I can give now is my time – so I did.  He would have been 29.

3 thoughts on “Knitting with My Handspun

  1. I really like the blues in that skein of yarn and the scarf is turning out nicely. It will serve you well in your cold, wet winters.

    So glad that you are in your new job and that worry is not as pressing now. It always helps to have a job you enjoy, even if you have to be there a little earlier. You aren’t a morning person are you?

    I am sorry for your loss. I didn’t know his birthday was this week, but when I went upstairs this week I put your name on the roll. Some one else knew you needed extra help this week.


  2. Whohoooooooooo! Your blog let me log on.

    Oh, I’ve yet to knit something with homespun. Yours is beautiful.

    So glad for you that the job situation is working itself out to make life easier for you.

    I’m glad you were able to go to your son’s grave. I know how important that is for you.


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