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« on: March 27, 2005 03:11:29 PM »

here is one of my first completed projects where i spun, dyed and knit it! it is a hat for my two-year-old daughter, azzurra.

i dyed the roving with kool-aid and then spun it on my homemade drop spindle. i free-styled the pattern for the hat, and added the earflaps at the end because i thought they'd be cute. the were niot meant to roll (i''m still a beginner when it comes to knitting), but i thought it looked cute all rolled up, plus it keeps them out of her face when it's not cold out enough to warrant tying them up...

     
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2005 03:37:13 PM »

That's amazingly adorable.  Good job with everything--spinning, dying, knitting!  It's absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2005 03:46:44 PM »

Beautiful yarn and hat!
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2005 07:17:42 PM »

Wow!  That really is gorgeous.  Yay you for doing the whole process yourself! 
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2005 10:32:20 PM »

Aww i love knitted objects with a thick/thin yarn.

And that color combo rocks with the ear flaps

(wait for it...people are going to start asking for tutorials any time now!)

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2005 07:32:15 AM »

The yarn is really beautiful!
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Tere
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2005 09:13:54 AM »

*Drools all over keyboard*  Tongue
That is SO pretty--and I LOVE the rolling flaps!! Where did you get the roving, if you don't mind my asking? And how did you make your drop spindle (and whats a drop spindle?)? Your yarn is really beautiful! Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2005 03:35:05 PM »

thanks to all for the compliments..
tere, i bought the roving at LK yarns in halifax, which is funny considering the things i said about that place in my post to the halifax thread... it is fairly priced there, yo buy it undyed by the ounce. you can get a pretty big bag for 10 bucks. other knitting stores would probably have it, and there are many places to but it onliinee, including ebay..

a drop spindle is a tool for spinning fibres into yarn that is thousands of years old.
http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/spindle-types.html  (this website also has instructions on how to make and use one..)
 i made mine out of a pre-drilled wheel designed for a toy that i bought at kent with a 1/4 inch dowel and a cup hook. i will post a picture of it soon..
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2005 03:43:01 PM »

     

my spindle and some yarns i spun and dyed...
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Tere
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2005 11:02:27 AM »

Wow!! Thank you!! So would you say it saves money to buy the roving and spin it yourself? I foresee another hobby in the works...Smiley
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