Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Colorful!

See this hat?  I made the yarn!  A previous post shows Victoria posing by the lake with the roving that became the yarn that became the hat.  I made a yarn that striped!! I am so excited.  I chose a roving that was extra bright, and plyed it with an even brighter yellow.  That's the top.  The next stripe is the roving plyed on itself, and the bottom is plyed with purple.  It was too much fun to knit with, causing me to become more addicted to spinning.  Be warned - those of you who have so far resisted the wheel. 

You can imagine how sad I was when I plopped the hat on the head of the intended daughter, and saw that it was too big. Way too big.  Couldn't see her pretty eyes. Couldn't see her perky nose. So, in a snit - I tossed it into the washing machine and dryer.  Yes, my too cool for me hand spun yarn.  I said I was in a snit?  So, it felted - but it did not shrink. Argh!  I was able, with the superhuman strength that comes with most good snits, to rip the hat back and reknit it.  While wet.  But now, it fits, it is cute, and in retrospect, worth all the trouble.  

Back to the spinning wheel.

2 comments:

tracy_a said...

It's very cute. And it's good to know this kind of thing happens to you too!

tracy_a said...

It's very cute. And it's good to know this kind of thing happens to you too!