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50 Hats in 2014

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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?

 

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January 8, 2014 · 4:24 pm

Handspun Barley

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!

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Spotted Beauty

A Scottish Blackfaced sheep at MDS&W

A Scottish Blackfaced sheep at MDS&W

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Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy

Jacob lambs all angling to get their share of their breakfast at MDS&W

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May 9, 2013 · 8:45 pm

Horned Beauty

Horned Beauty

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May 5, 2013 · 5:00 am

Happy Yarn

Just needed a shot of color in my spinning

Just needed a shot of color in my spinning

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A Spinner’s Tools

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.

Red as dyed by Roxanne of Zen Yarn Garden

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!

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