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Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown

This is some yummy looking roving I purchased on EBay this week. You know that I'm going to have a pile by the time the wheel arrives and is ready for spinning!

Here is a picture of the Opal yarn in the ball. I'm not sure that the photo captures it well, but as I said in my last post, it looks almost muddy with the colors running together.

I thought I'd post a better picture of the Jaywalker. Can you catch the mistake I made? I made a very concious decision NOT to frog back since it will be hidden inside my shoe!

Now here is the gauntlet mentioned in the title. Here is Mark's favorite skiing hat. He wears it every day. Last week he unwittingly threw it in the wash with his ski shirt and pants and guess what happened. Definitely some felting happened and now the hat is even too small for our daughter . . . Once he discovered this, he looked at me and said - "Can you make one for me?" What could I say??? Off to the KnitPicks site I went, hat in hand.

This is the package that showed up yesterday. I was able to match the colors pretty well! Now, of course, to knit it. I have made it abundantly clear that this will not be finished this week and may not even be finished for this season!

He's still butting in though - he walked by yesterday and asked if I would be able to make the stitches as "tight" as the original hat. I just looked at him and he backed sheepishly away. Then today he asked how I knew it was going to be the right size. Again, I just looked at him. And then he picked up the original hat and said "this looks like it was knit in two pieces . . ." The final look I gave him should keep him quiet until the hat is finished . . . ;-)

But will I be able to do it?????


s t a c i said...

You can do it! The Knit Picks palette yarn is so forgiving for stranded knitting. Just a little bit of steam, and all of your floats go "ahhh" and your stitches then lay perfectly even. I'm speaking from experience here...

Anonymous said...

Hi! Just letting you know that your package has been sent and you should have it by Friday! I love that roving, btw.

-Intl. Tote Exchange Pal

KnittingKnirvana said...

This exactly why I don't want to start spinning--if I love it as much as knitting I will need to purchase another house to hold all of my fiber stash!

Love the jaywalkers!!

Kylie said...

I love the colour of that fiber, i think the blue & black will work really well together.

I really like the colour of your Jaywalker, very pretty ;)

Stephanie said...

I love the roving -- can't wait to see how it spins up. Please share the seller's name if you like it.

Congrats on ordering your spinning wheel! Which Louet did you order?

Also, I have a Louet skein winder that I no longer want, if you didn't order one and are interested, let me know.

Jknits said...

Can you turn the felted hat into a small purse? Good luck with the replacement - it looks like quite a busy pattern that should hold your interest.

Nora said...

Tell him if he doesn't stop with the questions he'll end up with a monochrome hat - in dark brown to boot!