Sunday, May 18, 2008

How cute is this?

I recently received an e-mail and photos from Linda Reed of Denver, who had taken Terri Ranck's Handspun Heaven class at our shop last year and went home super inspired.  If you have ever wondered how to use some of our smaller, one of a kind skeins of hand crafted yarn, this adorable sweater is a great example.


The base yarn she used is Malabrigo worsted weight, and in some places it's held with the hand spun yarns.  Check out the brilliant use of the skein that had flowers spun into well as  the skein that had the scraps of silk.  I am wild about this sweater! Linda has generously knitted this for a three year old daughter of a co-worker, and says she has many more little people in her life to knit more sweaters for.  I can't wait to see what she does next! 

Thanks for sharing these photos, Linda...and giving me permission to share them with our blog readers.  You're a huge inspiration for those of us who need some prompting to stop worrying about following patterns line by line!  ---Martie


RuthieJ said...

OMG - isn't that fantastic? What an adorable little sweater!
(I'm glad I could click on those pictures to enlarge them so I could see all the details.)

Martie said...

Hi Ruthie, great to hear from you! Yes, those close ups really do help. Don't you love the little triangles on the bottom?