I was invited to take part in 50 Hats in 2014 Challenge by Stacey of UrbanGypz and this is actually hat #2. The idea is to set your own goal of how many hats you think you can knit in the upcoming year. I am going to aim for 20 hats since that is doable for me. Plus I won’t lose interest this way.
This hat is out of some handspun from FatCatKnits called Frog and Carp that I spun awhile ago. The pattern is Mandelbrot from Knitty. My project page on Ravelry has the details on this hat. I am casting on already for another one using this same pattern and yarn since I want to tweak it some to suit me. So look for another one soon.
But the real question is pom pom or no pom pom. Thoughts?
My handspun knit up in a super soft Barley hat for a friend’s son. The yarn is two different shades of Miss Babs. Best part tons of yardage left to knit myself one too!
A Scottish Blackfaced sheep at MDS&W
Jacob lambs all angling to get their share of their breakfast at MDS&W
Just needed a shot of color in my spinning
Some one asked about my spindle collection so I decided to photograph a few of my favorites plus what I am currently spinning.
I like spindles but I do not have that great a relationship with them. I can spin on them but it just doesn’t flow as easily as it does on a wheel for me. But I think I will go back and do some practice with my spindles since they are portable.
And the fiber in the photo is a silk/merino blend. It is so soft! I can’t wait to spin it up. But I must first finish up what I have on the bobbins already. And since I want to spin it up really thin, I need to finish up the fiber on the Matchless first. I guess I will be spending time with the wheel this weekend.
And O got permission to go onto this property I have been wanting to photograph for awhile. It is a farm that was originally owned by the founder of the town I live in. It has been privately owned for the last several decades. The town just bought it but they have not decided what they are going to do with it. I asked the town manager for permission to do some outside photography this weekend. And I was told that there was no problem with me going to shoot it. And the town will be holding an open house soon and I was given permission to photograph inside the house that day too!