Finished Object Friday

I’ve been trying to get some languishing works in progress of my desk lately, both in the form of craft projects, patterns, and writing projects.

This hat uses up some scrap yarn and a bunch of handspun I’ve had for years but never used. I love to spin, but I’m not a big fan of using my handspun. I don’t know why. Both the orange and green were spun by me. The orange some kind of silk, probably tussah, and the green is…bamboo, maybe? I’m not sure. These were both very early projects for me, so I don’t remember the exact fiber content. I’m pretty sure they were both dyed with koolaide, but I could be wrong about that.

This child’s hat will be joining a collection of similar items I’ve been making for a refugee charity.

The rainbow yarn is a leftover commercial yarn that I think is now discontinued. It’s by Bewitching Knits.

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While I started this hat with the express intention of finishing off some small balls of yarn I had sitting around, I didn’t quite make that goal. In fact, I had enough left over to complete another hat:


The last item I whipped up for donation was this cowl. Normally I never would have put these colors together, but I think they worked really well together.


So some time this week, this pile of knits will be getting shipped off to a refugee camp along with two more hats and two pairs of socks, where I hope they will be put to good use as things start to cool off.

In addition, I’ve been working on one big project, a sweater. I haven’t been posting many pictures of it, because it’s basically just a big black THING right now, but I’ll be getting to the more interesting bits soon(ish).

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