I finished the duck feet! Woo Hoo!! The second foot (on the right) is much better than the first and I think it's just a little bit smaller. So I may make a third and keep the first for posterity. But I am very happy with my first pair of socks.
Black and White Hat:
I've already made a version of this hat once which was is a bit small. I really like the pattern, so I embarked upon a second, larger hat.
I thought it was going to be too big, then I thought I was going to run out of yarn. Fortunately the hat turned out just right, and I had just enough yarn to finish.
So I added a tassel.
The yarn is a llama/wool blend. It's a little bit scratchy, but I really like the finished hat. I like how there's a little point at the top and how the white is just a shade off-white. Maybe I should call this my just right hat. :-)
Irish Hiking Hat:
I finished the cable band several weeks ago. I stitched the ends together and picked up the rows so I could knit the crown. The first round was quite difficult. Either I didn't pick up the right piece at the end of each row or I knit the rows too tightly.
Once I finished knitting the first round, the hat went very quickly.
This yarn is hand-spun, alpaca. The fiber is from my teacher, Keyla, but was shorn and spun before we bought her.
I started spinning this in December and have only worked on it a little here and there. I need the bobbin for the Tour de Fleece and a little spinning practice was motivation to finish the skein.
It was hot last summer and I felt the need to spin, but all of my roving was in storage. I found this natural cotton at Village Wools (the place I learned about spinning and weaving) in Albuquerque. I thought it would be fun to try cotton out, even with the very short staple length. I left it on the bobbin because I thought I might add to it, but I would prefer to spin it thinner. So I skeined it and now have 67 yards of a thick and thin cotton.
Ready to Start:
Having these projects complete means I have only two other projects in work; my shelved Twitter Knit Along Shawl and my Plumber Sweater.
Have a lovely Fiber Arts Friday, take a look at what the others are working on and Go Team of Wonder! (Ravelry link)