Friday, July 13, 2012

Piece Out

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 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 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.

This is what my bobbin liked like on Wednesday but after yesterday it's almost full.  Woot, woot!  The plan for today is to "getter done" and start plying.

Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend and we'll see you next week.


  1. What a cute hat! I have a never ending supply of leftover yarns too, I just can't find the right one at the right time ;-)

  2. I can't wait to see those bobbins plied - oooh!

    And while I love the modeled hat, what a slightly surprising choice. I think your hubby has an eye for design details. :)

  3. I like your hat, and your model's cheeky grin.

  4. like the hat, I am inviting to share this with my blog hop, Show your Stuff:

  5. Oh, Big Daddy looks super adorable in his new hat. I still need to knit Grumpy one, I might have to show him this hat.

    Your spinning looks delicious! I can't wait to see you Sunday.

  6. I like the hat. Nice choices by the Mister.

  7. I love the color of your handspun! It looks so warm and comforting. Mister looks very nice in his new hat. The button is so sassy.