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Friday, December 8, 2006

I finally made it to the shop and found some interesting buttons that might work on my Ariann sweater…


I can’t make up my mind…

And with the amount of loose threads all over the place, you’d think something had come undone.

But no – it’s actually coming together!


A little felted bucket hat made it onto the scene as well – this one is made from Jamieson’s Soft Shetland. It is very dense – took quite awhile to *melt* into shape but I’m happy with how it turned out! The secret to bucket success? As it nears its final size, fish it out of the water, wring out the excess water and try it on Your Head over a little plastic shopping bag! If it’s the right size, rinse it and block. If it’s still a little big, pop it back in the Hot Water and felt away!

I’ve been trying a variety of yarns for these hats – my favorite is basic worsted wool (ala Cascade 220) – but there are so many temptations out there, omg – including my leftovers. I have lots of yarns that want to go ChaCha together as well. This cold snap is a great thing – makes wooly ideas pop up all over the place!


Time to go block Ariann…

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