FO’s and New Beginnings!

Four finished hats, the beginning of two new projects, plus the proof that I did manage a little picture editing on my  new tool toy. Thank you for all the encouraging comments on my last post. It’s nice to know I’m not alone in this over-wired world 🙂

The first hat, finally felted, is the one shown unfelted in a post last month. As I was taking the picture, that old song with the lyrics “bend me, shape me” popped into my mind (and is still floating there 🙂 and these are only two of several shapings  I tried. Felted hats can be worn in many different ways.

felted bucket hat

green felted bucket hat

The other finally finished felted hat, is shown unfinished here.

bulky knit hat

hand spun ribbing and thick and thin crown.

The next two hats are from the spun and dyed yarns shown here. Both knit from the same basic Ravelry pattern,  but varying how/where each yarn was used and throwing in some random purl stitches. (Plus with editing I was able to white out half of the background 🙂

another bulky hat

hand spun ribbing with both yarns alternated in the crown.

The new beginnings include a cowl from hand dyed yarn, some more snow dyeing(yellow,orange,and blue), and lots of computer work!  The dyeing is now hanging to dry (a softly shaded pastel), the cowl is finished (I tend to knit a lot when frustrated!), another hat has been started, (no pictures yet) and learning the computer is going to be a long work in progress 🙂

snow dyeing

snow dyeing

cowl started

beginning of cowl

 

 

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4 thoughts on “FO’s and New Beginnings!

  1. I didn’t know you could snow dye yarn (but I should have guessed). I know lots of people who have done it with fabric. Love the results you got. Also admire your hats (especially the felted ones — I suck at felting).

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    • I didn’t know if yarn and wool could be snow dyed either, but decided to try it…at spinning guild we had used fabric too.
      With felting the knitted hats, the washing machine does most of the work, with me constantly checking on size (Plus I have learned that some breeds of sheep’s wool doesn’t felt as well as others) in other words it involves magic and a wet head 🙂

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