This has been another of those weeks that seemed ten days long. Hopefully today will pass without incident.
There were some questions about my bucket hat in yesterday’s comments.
I used almost two skeins of Colinette Skye for my hat — but I did make a large size, and I doubled the yarn for the brim. In future, I will not double the yarn for the brim of hats I felt — as is pointed out in the pattern, doubled yarn doesn’t felt as much as when it’s knit singly, so it took extra manipulation to get the brim to lie flat, and I’m not 100% happy with it. I think a single thickness brim felted will be thick enough, so that’s what I’ll do for the next one.
In answer to another question, you can use any heavy worsted weight wool that will felt. I just started another hat in Lopi Light.
And I was asked for a photo of me wearing the hat. Hoo-boy! You’re gonna be sorry you asked.
Because I have been averaging 2 – 3 hours of sleep per night for the last 4 nights, I am a vision of loveliness. Dark shadows under the eyes, giant zit on the chin. So this is as much of me as you’re gonna see right now!
I don’t want to frighten anyone any more than necessary.
It’s coming along, and I’ve made a point to not leave it lying out where Lucy can get her little paws on it.
I don’t know yet what I’ll do with the yarn that Lucy unravelled yesterday — but I’m sure I’ll think of something!
Lucy’s thinking about it too.
Tomorrow, December 20, is the deadline that Teresa, Deb, and I decided to set for contributions to the Knitbloggers Knitting Basket Fund. If you want to contribute, there’s still plenty of time — the link is in my sidebar.
And a huge thank-you to all of you who contributed and helped make this project such a resounding success!