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Penned by Jared Flood

Hello and welcome! I'm a knitter, photographer, designer and the creative director at Brooklyn Tweed. I use this notebook as a space to record inspiration and write about my creative work both inside and outside of BT. Thanks for reading, and don't be a stranger—I love hearing from you!

Handspun Heaven

0 Comments June 17, 2007

I’ve been sitting on some beautiful yarn for far too long, and it’s time to share with you. Aside from spurning each other on towards Tomten glory, Adrian and I have been talking handspinning for the last few weeks. Since I’ve never knit with handspun before, can you think of a better way to start than with my very own stash of HelloYarn? Check out this eye candy:

4.5 oz/240 yds ‘Pluot’ 100% Corriedale Wool

1.9 oz/116 yds ‘Hunkered’ 100% South African Fine Wool

3.4 oz/190 yds ‘Trodden’ 100% Corriedale Wool

I feel absolutely gluttonous over here. I’m not used to such luxury! In considering all the possibilities, there is really only one project that deserves to be knit with these skeins. Wound and ready for … yep you guessed it, more garter stitch. Will it ever stop?

Hello Trio

I am happy to report that I am officially on vacation (thank the heavens!) and will be spending the next 10 days in Portland, Oregon, one of my very favorite places in the world. There will be Oregon Coast knitting and camping and a whole host of much needed relaxation. Don’t you worry though, I’ve stored up plenty of blog fodder to power through. There is a wireless connection waiting for me there. (My dependency on the Internet is nothing short of shameful, but I’ll own up to it).

Oh! And I also got one of these…

My First Single!

Hey. What did you expect in the face of all this beautiful handspun?

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