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28. March 2011 10:46
by Jobo

Yarn Candy Monday: Jaggerspun Zephyr!

28. March 2011 10:46 by Jobo | 0 Comments

zephyr 3 skein pile

There was a sale at Webs on some skeins of JaggerSpun Zephyr!  I have seen lots of lovely projects made with this nice silk blend laceweight, but of course, have never seen any of the yarn in person.  I would have liked to get a more plain color (like cream or white, or ecru even) but since the price was so good I figured it was worth getting a few skeins to try anyways.  You can buy this stuff on cones too... so at least now I'll know what to expect, and maybe I'll feel comfortable enough to buy a whole cone next time.

zephyr 3 skeinsit's really light and soft!

25. March 2011 08:15
by Jobo

FO Friday: Tassel-Hat!

25. March 2011 08:15 by Jobo | 0 Comments

A friend recently had a cute bouncing baby boy... so of course, I wanted to be able to make him something! 

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feb 14 2011 022Baby hats are a great project for many reasons... Basically they are a quick knit, so instant gratification; they don't take up much yarn; and they are so stinking cute!

For this little hat, I mostly winged it using measurements from some other free square hat patterns.  I just cast on a guess at the right number of stitches to work in the round (the yarn is worsted weight 100% super soft hand dyed Merino... left over from these mittens)  worked about an inch in twisted rib then plain stockinette until I thought it was tall enough for a toddler noggin and cast off the top with a 3 needle Bindoff.  The tassels were an afterthough, but I really enjoyed working on them!  I had hoped to make a hat that might fit the little guy a little longer than just his newborn phases, so it is a little big, but almost fits the little dude already at just over a month old. 

I also made a pair of teensy mitts to match, with fluffy 100% Angora (Ruttiger Brand) yarn used as soft thrums.  Basically I didn't cut thrums, but I wove in the loosely plied single as if it was a thrum with short floats so that little fingers woudn't get stuck, but would still feel the warmth that Angora brings.  The mitts fit right away! (Sadly I was not smart enough to photograph them before giving them away)

Baby Liam is as cute as a button... and I hope someday I'll get to see him with his Tassel-hat on!

21. February 2011 05:55
by Jobo

Yarn Candy Monday: Plum Special Handpainted Merino Top

21. February 2011 05:55 by Jobo | 1 Comments

I've been back playing in the dye-pot... I enjoy the process, but I find lately it has been difficult to get back into the swing of things!

This Braid is for a custom dye/spin project I've taken on - eventually to become a 2-ply laceweight yarn for a shawl.

The fiber is 100% Superfine Merino Top.  It's soft, bouncy, reliable, and my middle ground for most projects.  I dyed 8 oz with some Jacquard Dyes in tones of Eggplant, Plum, Rose, Burgandy, and even a few Beiges.

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