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their own stripes

my first cardigan  made from scratch. A year ago I bought 0,5 kg unwashed Gotland lambswool for 50 Kr (5 Euro).

Hand-carding the wool was the most time and labour consuming part.

I don’t know where the stripes are coming from, they are just there !(after all mixing the wool while washing, carding AND plying). Because the wool is so silvery-shiny you don’t see them while spinning.  First when I noticed them coming I thought “oh-oh…” but now this is just… randomly striped cardigan

Very warm and the most ecological sweater I own. (The pattern is Tilda

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socks with a character

It’s been two month since I’ve started spinning wool. First with a spindle and then on a spinning wheel. And I think I am getting better at it (it is not an ultimate goal -to produce perfect yarn,   because the process of spinning…well, I can’t describe it, it is certainly addictive and you have to try it yourself)

Anyway, these are the socks I’ve knitted using my first ever hand-made yarn ( spun on a very simple spindle).  It’s Gotland sheep wool (from Gamledags), silvery and silky, and the yarn is 2-ply as uneven as it could go. (But mostly just thick).  The white parts are handspun yarn as well.

The warmest socks I ever had and totally off-season, and after knitting these most industrial yarns feel…way too well-tempered and kind of anonymous .

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