I finished the knitting on that hat to see what a fractal spin knits up like.
On a whim, I did a little chart doodle in my notebook and added a few little goldfishies going around the hat. I call it, “There’s A Pond On Your Head!” ROFL! It truly doesn’t take much for me, huh?
I also wanted to check the gauge for knitting with this yarn and though I haven’t measured it yet, I think these are the right needles for this yarn. I took these photos right before I finished it up because the sun was making a quick getaway.
And a close up.
I really love how the colors blend and then stack up next to each other! It’s beautiful the way they play like that.
I finished the hat last night, but didn’t take the shot until today. So the lighting is a little different since it is the end of my work day…
I think the hat is really pretty. But, as always, when I knit something I’m winging as I go, I see all of what I should’ve done. It’s really okay. I usually knit something twice anyway. And I only used the smaller skein on this one. It fits my daughter, so it’s sticking around for next year. But, if I try the hat again for me, I think I’d have to change the math so that I can add more fishies. That’s what you get when you have a light bulb moment after you’ve started the knitting. There’s only one problem. I don’t wear wool hats. But, I’ll cross that pond when I get to it.
Before I forget, I had an odd occurence on the way to do a home visit for my job today. I noticed a peculiar sign on Greenbank Road. A sheep shearing? In Delaware? (I have to say that because I have never noticed any kinds of activities like that in this state. Ever.) And here it was. A sheep shearing. In Delaware. And it’s ANNUAL. Apparently, Greenbank Mill has been around for ages. They’ve got spin ins and classes and knitting in public events, tours and it’s all so close! So, as you may have guessed, I’ve decided to go this year. I swear, it’s like the heavens have opened up to me. I’m about to walk through the pearly gates, y’all! 🙂 I hope it is as fun as it seems it might be.
I got a package in the mail yesterday too. I’ve been eyeing its contents off and on ever since.
Now, I ask you…What in the world am I going to do with these?!
I have been reading a little here and there on woolen versus worsted and I wanted to try to make a woolen yarn from rolags. Notice: I have been reading. You all know how I read. I briefly admire the lovely fonts that grace the page before staring indefinitely at the photos. I don’t know how to make a rolag!! But I took my own advice to just go for it. Sometimes, I do think I bite off more than I can chew though. Last night, I ordered some raw unwashed wool from some etsy sellers. I said, U-N-W-A-S-H-E-D.
Really? Really, Stacey?
What have I gotten myself into this time?!