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October 20, 2010

knitting for others
posted by soe 11:18 pm

As noted earlier in the week, I’m taking part in a swap on Ravelry. Before I could send my package off to Germany, though, I had to make something for my recipient.

I debated between a hat or a cowl and eventually settled on a hat out of the new Knitty that came out at the end of last month:


This is Brambles, knit in the Violet colorway of Shepherd’s Wool from Stonehedge Fiber Mill, a yarn grown, spun, and dyed here in the U.S. I hadn’t heard of this yarn when Rudi and I stopped by Fibre Space a few weeks ago, but the store’s owner really sold it on me and I’m so glad she did. The yarn is quite delightful to work with and at $10 a skein, it’s actually an affordable worsted weight yarn worth looking at if you were considering a sweater.

The pattern also was lovely, and I would knit it again. In fact, since I really want one of my own, it’s all but certain that I will.

Category: knitting. There is/are 3 Comments.

that is a lovely hat, in a fantastic colour! 🙂 I
am still amazed at your knitting abilities 🙂

Comment by Jenn 10.21.10 @ 5:18 am

Ooh- I purchased yarn at Rhinebeck to make myself a tam, and now I know which pattern I want to use! This came out lovely.

Comment by Mikaiya 10.21.10 @ 7:47 am

Ha! I was going to write that this is lovely. That’s the very word I was going to use. Apparently there’s something of a consensus on this point.

Comment by Shani 10.21.10 @ 9:01 am