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February 21st, 2008

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04:12 pm - Ravelry and a beanie FO
Oh dear. Within 24 hours of getting my Ravelry account, and I have already gone apeshit. *sigh*. I need a job. Something to take me away from yarn pr0n and knitting needles! Anything!

On other matters, this is the beanie that I knit for the freshly-married husband:

My brief was that I was to make a beanie that looked rustic and earthy. You know, something that would be worn by a self-respecting tofu-munching hippy. Nothing twee or pretty.

So I chose three fibres in my stash: a rust coloured merino, dark brown merino and undyed brown alpaca. I first hand-carded it to blend the fibres, then spun the yarn from big fluffy rolags in the 'woollen' (vs 'worsted') style. It took forever, and is quite a different experience from spinning from commercial sliver. It's worth it, though, and the yarn was distinctively different. Much more loft and a 'spongier' texture.

(edited version x-posted in to weekend_whirls)
Current Location: Canberra, Australia

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Date:February 21st, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
Wow - he is one lucky man.
Date:February 22nd, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
I am indeed. It is a grouse beanie. And the colour matches my beard.
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Date:February 22nd, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
Haha, of course this is very important to be coordinated!

Love the icon.
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Date:February 26th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
Er... he's colour blind. I tell him that everything matches his beard...

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