I am crazy excited about this very simple but useful knit because it is my first ever FO using Indy and Hayden's yarn! I brought all their fleece this past Fall to my local mill and the yarn came back a few weeks ago. It's everything I hoped for and more. I had it plied and spun to worsted weight. I also purchased a sheep fleece to spin in at 20 percent because I wanted the yarn to have some more structure and be able to hold stitch definition. The resulting yarn is lofty, alpaca soft and delicious. Caramel colored with a slightly tweed effect from the sheep fleece. A perfect go to yarn.
I should have known to expect the same type of overwhelming feeling of satisfaction you get from growing your own food but I really wasn't prepared for it. I really wasn't. I don't know why. But holding this yarn in my hands, working with it and wearing it makes knitting an even more fulfilling craft for me. I *love* this yarn in a deeper way because it is spun up, not only with Indy and Hayden's delicious fleece, but also with memory, emotional warmth. It's so special and I feel really blessed.
Jorn asked that I knit him a hat with it and we decided on this pattern. All my Ravelry project details can be found here. Look! A perfect match! I hope to be able to make a very limited quantity of this yarn available in my Etsy shop but I just can't let any of it go yet.