Spin Me a Sweater is a crazy idea. I challenge myself to spin and knit an entire adult size sweater... in a year... on my drop spindle. I told you, it's a crazy idea. And I'm crazy.
I had this idea when somebody on Twitter told me "Spinning is awesome: you pay for the fiber once, then you knit it. You have twice the fun!". It struck me. Why buy yarn when you can spin it? Of course my own designs require yarn, but all those beautiful patterns in my queue that would look great in handspun... I worked harder and harder to spin as smooth and as even as possible to be able to achieve the perfect sweater yarn. I now know that my spinning skills are good, and I can tackle this challenge.
The pattern choice wasn't easy. I decided to go with the Belfast Hoodie by Carrie Bostick Hoge from Quince and Co. This pattern sat for almost two whole years in my queue. I was always waiting for the perfect timing, the perfect yarn, the perfect colorway. Now everything is coming together!
I asked Carolyn from Greenwood Fiberworks if she did custom orders and told her about my project and the colorway I had in mind. As lovely as she can be, she came up with this beautiful colorway, Robin's Egg, just for me! All those lovely blues and greens and turquoises and aquas will blend and make the perfect semi-solid color for the Belfast Hoodie. I also choose the BFL roving for their softness, their loftiness. Perfect pattern, perfect colorway, perfect fiber. Now, onto the perfect yarn. 365 days left, starting today!