In the interest of updating newer Crafty Friends, this all started with that first Mad for Merino post, where I bragged on the pretty fiber and drop spindle I’d acquired.
Then I had a go at plying with the drop spindle and shared what I’d learned and what worked for me in my Plying on the Drop Spindle post.
I even wrote about finishing the yarn and hanging it in the backyard tangelo tree to dry before making it into a skein in my Feeling Noddy post. Once skeined, it just laid there all fat and tucked in, like a new baby. I couldn’t wait to knit it!
Oh, how I worried over patterns. What sort of pattern would show up well in a tonal handspun? Was it too variegated for that one? Would a lace pattern be obscured? I studied and weighed the pros and cons like a parent searching for the right school for their perfect firstborn.
I did eventually find just the right pattern for the hat I had in mind. Pup Tent, the perfect hat for me – sort of a beanie, just the smallest amount slouchy. Deeper than most to totally cover my ears. I even modified it for the DK weight and to be looser around the band so it wont’ crush my hair. I love it!
My beauty of a Granddaughter Stormi is my model.
Have I told you how much I love spinning? ♥♥♥