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« on: September 08, 2006 11:53:15 AM »

I once had a yarn whose colors that didn't make me happy.  I thought "Surely the colors suit someone" and tried to sell it.  That didn't work, which made me very unhappy.  I then buried it deep under many other yarns and tried not to think of it.  That worked, but only for awhile.

One day, I dug it up.  Accidentally, of course.  I was digging through the heap of yarns, trying to find something that would make a lovely scarf, and out came the evil yarn!  "Away, foul yarn!" I screamed.  "You would make a very poor scarf indeed."  But it refused to let me bury it again.  Finally, it spoke to me, calmy.  "You are my creator, but if I do not please you, then perhaps you should change me."  And so I did.

I immersed it first in a violet color, but when it came out, it was a horrible pink.  "Do you like me now?" it asked.  "No, that will not do.  That will not do at all," I responded.  There was nothing left to do seek assistance from royalty.  I gave the yarn to Royal Blue of Castle Dyepot, and when the yarn returned, it was the glorious color of jewels.  "Do you like me now?" it asked.  "Oh my!  Oh yes!  Yes, this is very pleasing indeed!  This is perfect.  This is too beautiful for the scarf I had in mind.  Much too beautiful.  Whatever shall I do with you now?"  Then a handsome man, known as Mr. Husband, offered "Perhaps a hat would suit this yarn best.  You always do like a good hat."  "Yes!" I cried, "perfect!  a hat!  what could be better!"  And this, my friends, is the story of the hat of jewels.


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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2006 12:33:03 PM »

ooh - that came out beautifully!
I love how overdying does magic Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2006 03:29:48 AM »

that just cracked me UP.
and wow.
the knitting skillz are there too. ;-)

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2006 10:02:15 AM »

Great job. I loved your story and how it took you several times to get the most lovely yarn I have seen in a while

« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2006 11:39:26 AM »

And they lived happily ever after.

Love the hat!
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2006 11:51:56 AM »

hahaaha, i loved your story!!! and the yarn came out so beautifully!!!

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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2006 12:14:31 PM »

Beautiful! Both the new colours and the ribbed hat. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2006 10:29:39 AM »

The yarn is gorgious. Your story is delightful. And the hat is perfect!
What ribbing is that? It looks like something a little more fancy than the usual 2x2.

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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2006 11:13:50 AM »

Thanks everyone! Smiley

It's a spiral rib that I got from an Ann Norling pattern (#54), but I've heard that there are lots of free versions around on the internet.  Just google spiral rib, or spiral rib hat!

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