On a happier note, I cast on for my first "real" knitting project with my handspun yarn!! It is a baby sweater called the mossy jacket (rav link). I am using my breaking clouds yarn, which was spun with fiber from Northern Lights Fiber Co. I am very happy with the way it is turning out, and I am already ready to divide for the sleeves.
And what is that green thing poking into the corner? Oh, just an awesome baby sock that is done! At first I had used a three needle bind off, but decided that looked too square. So I did something that I have never done, and is very out of character... I undid the bind off and redid it! Now the sock is much cuter. I decreased until there were 7 stitches left and then I pulled the tail through the stitches and cinched the end shut. Not the most professional toe, but I think it is perfect for my baby sock.