Tag: hats

Back to Hatting!

The urge to swatch and play with colors has launched me back into hat mode-


And between SuperGeeen leftovers and newly tinctured Esther fleece, I’ve got lots of fun shades to play with!



Dug into the yarn stash a little bit for one currently on the needles-


I do love the rhythm of stranded colorwork and watching the pattern emerge .


Was also able to get a little spinning done this weekend, and washed up my Dottie fleece!


And I have to give a little shoutout to Reine de Violettes, who is putting on quite a show out in the garden.


So proud of that girl. I raised her from a cutting! 🙂

Reclaiming Felix seconds


I probably should have started with the “best of”, but I had Felix seconds from the cleanup shearing a couple of weeks ago sitting around in the laundry room, so I thought I’d get them washed up. It’s really nice wool, there was lots of little veg and grit, weathered and felted tips, and scurf. Ugh.

So I had to pull out the combs. It was a little short for combing, but most of it lashed on ok. Lots of waste left over (maybe use that for stuffing something), but what I did get drawn off t he combs is pretty sweet


yay 🙂

And knitting-wise, I’ve retreated to my hat comfort zone


using some of the freshly dyed Esther wool from last week and leftover greens from the SuperGreen sweater.


there’s just something about that little circle motif that is very comforting to knit.

Taking the Plunge

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Holiday Market on Saturday. It was a nice day hanging out with other craftspeople and drinking spiced apple cider, even if it was really rainy and nasty outside.

I was able to rehome a few hats, but still have plenty of inventory, and so I’ve finally got my stuff together and listed items for sale on Etsy.

So if you still need a one-of-a-kind, homegrown and handcrafted hat for a gift (or for yourself!) please go take a look. Many thanks to The Man for taking all the photos.

I have earflap and stranded colorwork styles listed so far. Hope/plan to have the remainder listed within a few days.