Now I usually do not share every knit or crochet item that I finish on the blog. I almost always share the bigger projects, but the little hats and dishcloths that I create sometimes usually just stay on my Ravelry page. But this simple hat is extra special. This is the first time I knit with my own handspun yarn! It is the Monmouth Cap spun out of 100% Norwegian wool (130 yards = 4 ounces).
I really hated spinning this fiber. I thought my final product was uneven and too “thick and thin.” But then I started knitting with it and everything changed. It was magical knitting with it! It really is true what people say about knitting with your own handspun – there is nothing like it. I had no idea it was going to stripe like it did. And that it would be so even in the end. A real joy to knit. I knit this hat for the charity donation sponsored by Cephalopod Yarns. It is a great deal – knit a hat for Afghans for Afghans and receive a coupon code to the shop. Win win!