Well, let’s talk fiber, shall we?
I forgot to mention that on Saturday, my sisters, Lala, and I drove out to Meridian Jacobs in Vacaville for their open house. On the Central Coast, where I’m from, that would mean a winery. Up here, it means sheep. Lovely sheepy-sheep, and little lambs. And a llama!
The llama had the softest nose of anything I’ve ever felt. Really. All day I kept thinking about soft things, and trying to remember if they were as soft as that, and no, they weren’t. Cashmere? No. The inside of a baby’s elbow? No. His muzzle was downy and snuzzly and did-I-mention-soft and amazing. And then I ran like hell because I was scared he was going to spit on me.
And there was wool for sale. You remember how many bags Baa-baa Black Sheep had? Yep. Like that. The stash is already getting embarrassing. While I shopped, Lala made friends.
That middle boy was SO cute and so very into showing Lala how everything worked.
So here’s some stuff I’ve spun:
And here’s some stuff I’ve yet to spin:
That fluffly stuff on the left is wonderful ALPACA that Ann in Minnesota sent me — samples from her very own babies. I’ll let you know if she ever starts selling it, ’cause it’s gorgeous, and I’m a very lucky lady.
And look! Product! I made a hat last night, one that actually looks good on me.
Hats NEVER look good on me, and I do mean never. The next hat I make from my own yarn will go right to Dulaan, but I’ve got my greedy little fingers in this one, and I can’t let it go.
I’m just going to jot down the pattern I used for the hat, since it worked well, and I don’t want to forget it:
At 5st/inch, on size 6 US, cast on 100, join, work k2p2 for six inches, then k7k2tog around, then one row in pattern, then k6k2tog around, then one row in pattern, continue like this until just about done, k2 around, yarn through remaining stitches twice, pull, weave in ends. Bam. Hat is done. Now your head is warm, right?
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