The more lazy I became in posting on PB, the more I've been spinning wool in the past few month. Some may have read my post from Nov 2018, where I reported that I bought a spinning wheel after I joined a workshop. Since that time I really expanded my skills in spinning wool and fact is, the yarn now isn't comparable anymore to that humpy bumpy yarn I spun when I started. On one side, I regret it, because due to this irregularity (thick and thin parts) it always looked a bit like artyarn, but now it's clearly better suited for knitting.
I like spinning more than knitting, but at least I have to do something with the yarn I produced. And to be honest, when I finish a sweater from self-spun wool, I'm even more proud of myself, than after finished one with industrial produced yarn. The next photos are my latest project. The yarn is made from Polwarth wool (a breed between Merino and Lincoln sheep) which is really fine and soft.
I found the pattern in the internet and totally fall in love with this sweater. And it wasn't particularly difficult to knit it. But I have to admit, I hate sewing the pieces together at the end. That means, the individual pieces always lying around for some weeks, before I bring myself to sew them together. :)
I'm very very proud of this sweater - however, it has one disadvantage : I can't get into any of my jackets because of the wide sleeves... 😁