Sometime last year, one of my local knitting buddies was looking for a knitting trade. She wanted mittens, and was willing to knit/spin/etc in return. I had recently learned to spin, didn’t get into it, but had bought some fiber. So I proposed that Nicole spin my fiber, and I knit her mittens. So we both did!!
Nicole turned this..
(Excuse the awful mess in that photo.)
How awesome is that??
And I knit her these…
On a random somewhat freaky note, I had compared my hands to hers (to determine the size of the mittens) and our hands are THE EXACT SAME SIZE. Somewhat freakishly small, I might add.
I had known all along that I wanted to knit a simple shawl with the handspun, because I wanted something to show it off.
I cast on 5 stitches, did yos on both sides and in the middle on the right side. Knit stockinette untiL i was really bored, and then I knit garter stitch until I had used up all of the yarn. I looove the way it looks.