Half the yarn I make it’s because I enjoy the colors or the fiber. The other half is with a project in mind. Whether I actually follow through with the project or not is another thing. The yarn I finished plying over the weekend was made with a project in mind.
The fiber is solidly colored corriedale that I sell in the shop
I made 4 ounces of each color.
Sport weight 2ply.
Normally I would say that a 3 ply is best for colorwork but I did a really tight worsted yarn. The product won’t be as defined as a three ply but it should still be pretty. I’ve done this before or I’d have sampled to be sure I did it right. This is where keeping your samples/swatches helps.
I’ve always wanted to make a We call them Pirates hat by Adrian of Hello Yarn but that style of hat makes me look a little like a certain part of the male anatomy….. Then comes in a hat that does look good on me Selbu Modern, but I’m not a flowery girl. I was thinking of sucking it up and just making it anyway but I’ve come to the decision that I need skulls and I need the tam shape. I’ll be working on coming up with a pattern that works for me.
Then I’ll just need to decide on what to make for matching mittens. Or maybe my knit pickiness will be too much for me to handle and I’ll give up after the hat….Funny, if someone makes me something I’m so happy with whatever it is, if I’m making it, I’m so picky half the time I give up.