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Blue Booties

dyodstudio.com
destiknit.com
Knitting
December 2008
handspun
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch in Garter St
US 1 - 2.25 mm
0-6 mos
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29 November 2008

The following pattern is the result of a new and eager spinner, myself. I had been wanting to try spinning for over a year and had read just about everything I could find online before I made a spindle with a long chopstick and a plastic toy wheel. That spindle sat in a box for a few months before I gave it a try, using polyfill no less!

Needless to say, my attempts were disastrous and embarrassing to say the least. But, I did not give up. I then made another spindle, this time from a dowel and a wooden wheel-type thing, all found in my husband’s “wood-pile”. Again, I used polyfill as I did not have access to spinning fiber. My results were again, horrid but I was beginning to gain my confidence.

Around this time a dear friend in Ravelry, Femke, started a thread in our group, Mothly Adventures, titled “Roving, Spinning, Dyeing”. I lurked for a few weeks when I realized I was not the only one with an interest in spinning. Learning I was amongst friends, I then scoured the internet in search of spinning fibers, settling on BFL. As soon as it arrived, I started spinning and was in love.

That was about three months ago and since then I have tried several other fibers, made another, lighter, spindle for lace, purchased another spindle and most recently my wonderful Husband purchased a spinning wheel for me! As soon as the wheel arrived, I got busy and thus, Blue Booties…