I found I just needed a little break from shawl knitting. I was looking though my collection of patterns and books by Stephen West and my husband saw this hat and said "oh, I'd wear that hat". Wa la......decision made on pattern......now the yarn choice.
Since this was going to be his hat, he wanted to pick out the colors and of course it had to be from one of our animals. So off to the basement we went. He picked out this yarn that has a very muted, earthy look. He thought the color was very "man-ly".
Then we needed to find accent colors. I don't know about you but it seems I have a never ending supply of left over yarns from various projects. He selected his colors and his new hat was on my needles in no time. He was very willing to be my model.......
This was a very simple and quick knit. Just what I needed as a break from what seems like never ending shawl patterns and I have a very happy husband.....win win!
On the spinning front......
Last week I shared my current project for the Tour de Fleece. I thought it was going to take forever to get all three singles spun, but I'm happy to say, this is not the case. Once I had the suri/merino roving done and moved on to "top", it's moved along quickly.
Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend and we'll see you next week.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Yep.....the Tour de Fleece is in full swing again. Of course I'm back on the Team of Wonder and the best part of the Tour is seeing all the fantastic yarns that are being created.
In my last post, I shared the last of my Yarn Hollow roving that needed to be spun. My first priority was to get this done to free up my bobbins.
I'm currently spinning some of my Suri/Merino that I dyed a nutmeg color.
I'm also moving along nicely on my Stripe Study shawl using a skein of the 100% suri lace weight yarn I dyed last week. I'm pairing it with a purple merino/silk skein of Cascade Heritage fingering weight.
KellyJ suggested using the different yarn weights and I must admit I was concerned about how it was going to knit up but she's very persuasive. She said "have I ever steered you wrong".......trust me"! Once again....she was right. I'm loving how it's looking.
So that's my week in review...... just want to leave you with a couple of pics that brought a smile to my face when I got home from work yesterday.
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