Friday, December 31, 2004

Oopsie, I did it again.

Working with homespun yarn is more difficult than storeboughten. The thickness of the yarn has fairly severe variation, from the width of a thick bit of thread to fatter than worsted. I had some difficulty judging size and some other frustrations along the way, but the yarn was gorgeous and the hat it made is well worth having doubled my time from the last hat.

I don't think this picture (click for larger) really does justice to the yarn, which was spun by Joni several years ago (I cannot recall whether she dyed it or bought the wool already dyed). The crown is actually a vibrant burnt orange, absolutely stunning.

Boy, do I ever need to fix my eyebrows. And get a haircut. And wash my face.