The kind of yarn that makes you wish you could spin.

pretty southern handspun

Handspun yarn from Pretty Southern.

One of my first knitting friends, Lynda Jo, sent me this magnificent skein of yarn in the mail last week. I’ve known LJ since about 2006 when we met at Hand Held during a knit night. I love knit night and all the people that attend. At the time, it was primarily women about 15 years or more my senior, so I was excited to meet LJ since she was much closer to my age. She also immediately pointed out that I’d been twisting all of my knitted stitches. I was still a fairly novice knitter and I had no idea. No wonder all my hats seemed too small at the time…

She spun this yarn just for me. It’s about 250 yards at 14 wpi, which I think is classified as fingering weight. I love how the plies look. I haven’t decided what to make with it.  I think it would look great as a slouchy hat, and I think the colors would compliment a lot of things in my wardrobe. I could also use some new arm warmers, because I lost my favorite pair last year and I haven’t made any new ones yet. I can’t wait to see what it looks like knit up!

She has a shop on Etsy called Pretty Southern. If you like the yarn, it looks like she’s having a sale right now. Many of her skeins are marked 40% off. I’m drooling over this one and this one too.

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