What ho? FO!

I am very, very proud of myself today. I completed my first start-to-finish project, from roving to knitted item.

Photo progression, from roving to yarn to headband:



Handspun Headband

The roving is a black-and-white striped mill end from The Sheep Shed Studio. It came as a "free gift" when I ordered two pounds of white roving. I'd guess it weighed about 4 ounces, give or take a few.

The yarn I've decided to call Moki, after one of the white tigers at Busch Gardens Tampa. I met him last week :3

Yarn stats:

  • Woolen-spun (meaning the fibers go every which way instead of being combed to go in the same direction, resulting in a loftier, fuzzier yarn)
  • 2 Ply
  • Thick-and-thin and slubby (the thinnest parts are laceweight, thickest are super bulky. I'd say it's a bulky on average)
  • 100% wool
  • Spun on a drop spindle
  • 38 yards per 4 oz
  • Knits to 11 sts/4 inches on size 10 needles
  • Ravelry page
I was so excited about the yarn (my first plied yarn so far) I couldn't wait to make something. There wasn't enough for a hat, which is what I really wanted, so I decided to settle on a nice wide ski headband (Yes, I know, a ski headband in July, I'm addicted to fresh powder).

Handspun Headband

Headband stats:
  • 3" wide
  • 20" long (stretches to fit my 24" head)
  • Size 10 needles (OK, one 9 and one 10, I couldn't find a pair of either... you caught me.)
  • Uses 27 yards
  • Knit as a rectangle with two ends grafted together
  • Slipped stitch edge
  • Makes me lust for the mountains.
  • Ravelry page
I am in love with this thing. It's warm, it's pretty, and it came out exactly how I wanted it to.

How many months until winter?


Post a Comment 3 comments:

grant42 said...

I like that Jillie.Its great

July 7, 2008 at 2:14 AM

itsmemaven said...

Love that wide-eyed frenzied look in that one picture of you clutching the skein to your face. Hilarious!

July 9, 2008 at 2:46 PM

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