Monday, April 15, 2013
Here is a video I just uploaded to youtube teaching the Ladder Stitch. This is the stitch used to attach ears and heads. The star of the show is Flora the Explorer. She is designed by Gingermelon and you can find the pattern here http://www.etsy.com/listing/129197091/flora-the-explorer-pdf-pattern?ref=shop_home_active
Remember the yarn I spun back in January? http://tookenstale.blogspot.com/2013/01/drop-spindle.html Well I finally made it into a hat. It was a chunky weight yarn and with only 3 oz it wasn't quite enough to make a hat for myself so I gave the hat to Amelia.
Here it is on the spindle single ply.
Here it is after I double plied and washed it.
It was a lot of fun knitting something from yarn that I spun myself. And now I have a better idea of how much wool it takes for a finished project.