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« on: September 08, 2006 11:36:08 AM »

Handspun, handdyed spiral rib hat:



Yarn: Handspun Blue Face Leicester
Pattern: Spiral Rib Hat.  Ann Norling #54
Notes:  One of the few hat patterns I will use since it gives a chart for all sizes and gauges.  Plus it looks good in a huge variety of yarns.  Also knit up quickly.  It was simple enough that I didn't have to look at the pattern, but had enough to do to keep me interested.
Impressions:  I'm especially happy with this hat because, before I overdyed the yarn, it was a color that I was less than thrilled with.  Specifically, it used to be this yarn:





Trekking XXL stockinette socks:


Yarn:  Trekking XXL.  I've lost the label and dont' remember what color.
Pattern:  None, just stockinette
Impressions: I like these, but I'm glad to have them off the needles.  I have some Claudia's Handpainted up next and I don't allow myself to cast on for a new pair until I've finished both socks of the pair that I've started.
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2006 11:52:59 AM »

Nice work! I especially love the hat; the color is great!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2006 12:39:48 PM »

I am knitting with that colourway and I LOVE it.  =)  Nice job.  What I like about that yarn is I don't feel to freakish about making sure the colours line up on both socks!
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2006 10:48:47 PM »

Thanks guys Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2006 08:27:55 PM »

Did you spin the yarn?

The hat looks lovely.
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2006 11:09:19 PM »

Did you spin the yarn?

The hat looks lovely.

Yes, I did.  And thank you Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2006 12:26:57 AM »

I am impressed with your spinning - the hat looks excellent.  How long have you been spinning for ?  I just started and am not experienced enough yet to get a consistent thickness of wool. So, a pattern with instructions for several different gauges would be a good idea for using my first efforts. The socks are also very good - like the colours a lot.
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2006 07:38:55 AM »

I am impressed with your spinning - the hat looks excellent.  How long have you been spinning for ?  I just started and am not experienced enough yet to get a consistent thickness of wool. So, a pattern with instructions for several different gauges would be a good idea for using my first efforts.

I've been spinning for about 7 months.  One thing that really makes a difference in evenness is predrafting your roving <i>really, really</i> well.  Are you using a spindle or wheel?  I could never get the hang of a spindle.. still can't do it.
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2006 12:50:31 AM »

I have some Claudia's Handpainted up next and I don't allow myself to cast on for a new pair until I've finished both socks of the pair that I've started.

That's a lot of willpower you got.  My basket is always full of lone socks and mittens, with the mates barely started (but most likely not).  lol.
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