The thing about having a blog is that you're supposed to, you know, write in it. And put in pictures. And stuff. I'm a pretty average knitting blogger in that case- since I last posted, I used my new wheel to spin up some lovely bluey/grey-y mohairy merino roving which has been in my stash for about two years. I can't even remember where it came from, but I've been saving it for a special project.
The colours worked beautifully, and it was holding together really well despite being pretty uneven, but I didn't want to ply it because I'd have ended up with about three metres of usable yarn. So, I just skeined it and started knitting...
I knit it up into a beret (no pattern, I made it up as I went) which even I was impressed with. I'm my own worst critic, apparently- although SpiderKnit and LupinBunny come a close second when it comes to criticising my work... at least they're constructive about it!*
* I mean this in the really nice, appreciative way. Their criticism has helped me improve my knitting tenfold, and their advice has weathered me through many storms! ♥
I'd made the beret for the lady who gave me the spinning wheel, as it was her late mother's and she said she'd love to see what I create with it. She was delighted, so I was all happy too... until I got home and realised I hadn't taken photos of any of this.
Boo. So, you'll have to take my word for it- I spun. It was good! I knitted. It was also good! I gifted... and lo, it was good. I promise I'll take photos next time.