Monday, October 06, 2008

Syncopated hat and my BFL

Last year my pal Becky sent a link to a Ravelry project that immediately sparked my interest. It is one of those projects I knew I wanted to make...and I tried.

There was some self striping yarn in my stash that went beautifully with a solid black, at least it appeared to match. It turned out that there was a navy blue in the self striping yarn and it was just too close in color to the black.

Regia Silk ended up in my yarn procurement and I tried again. Happily, these colors contrast well and the results are pleasing.

It seems like forever since I've spun and finished yarn. Chris gifted me some lovely BFL back in August and I've kept it hidden because my son fell instantly for this:

6 ounces of BFL dyed up by Chris of Briar Rose Fibers.

Rumpelstiltskin, I'm not - it took awhile for me to finish spinning this lovely fiber.

It appears I've gotten over my hesitation to spin my 'good stuff'.

I really wish you could feel this yarn. It is incredibly soft and light.

There is 500 yards and I've tucked it away until something magnificent can be knit of it.


HomeMadeOriginals said...

Love that yarn, it is superb. Can't wait to see what you make with it.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous hat!

becky c. said...

That hat looks great! Good job on the BFL - I got to spin some this week and I fell in love.

Walden said...

That hat is just beautiful!