So for our Blairgowrie trip last year one of my knitting projects was this tea cosyp1050075

I made it holding 2 strands together, one of some generic mustard acrylic and one of my first batch of handpsun alpaca. Frankly the handspun was pretty crappy but it was one of the first BIG lots of spinning that I had ever done so it taught me a lot about technique. In fact when I ran out early and had to whip up some more, the new batch was so much nicer that there was actually a visible texture change in the tea cosy towards the top haha.

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You can really see the difference in my skill level from above to below!

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Luckily knitting will hide all manner of spinning mistakes so when it was all done it actually didn’t look half bad!
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I did highly regret trying to do this on straight wooden needles that were not long enough and really not big enough. I was so worried about snapping one of them the whole time and this is really what pushed me into getting a nice carbon circular set!