That just makes me happy.
What is it?
It is that you can take a pile of your own handspun. Handspun that is spun in a thickness that goes from fingering to sport and back again. Handspun that is overplied in some places and underplied in others. Handspun that you inexpertly spun into stripes in some places and heather in others.
And you can knit it into something that looks like this:
The handspun is 50/50 wool/mohair, and I bought the roving from Tintagel Farm at the 2005 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.
I used a total of 10 ounces of the resulting yarn to knit my Flower Basket Shawl on U.S. size 7 needles.
Wishing a good Memorial Day to all who celebrate it.