Friday, February 25, 2011

Fiber Arts Friday: Designated Hitter

With my fiber funk over the last couple of weeks, I have not finished spinning the second skein of Aspen, so I had to leave my quasi-commissioned piece waiting patiently at home and bring my designated hitter to Minneapolis with me this week.

This piece is very small and easy to travel with.  I'm making it for myself which means it has no deadline.  So I only pick it up when I'm unable to work on other projects.  Which means it's been a while since I've mentioned it.  I am making this nightcap with yarn taken from an old favorite sweater.


I have just started the decreases.  They are every third round so this hat will have a very long "peak" that should flop over and reach near the shoulder when finished.


Also, now that I'm beyond the lacey portion, I am using up the smaller balls of yarn.  There will be a lot of ends to weave in, but this way I reserve the larger balls for an eventual pair of socks.

I am ready for spring.  It has been very spring-like at home in Colorado (even if it doesn't look like it this morning).  It is still very much winter in Minnesota.  So I am resorting to baseball metaphores to get me through.  ;-)

Please be certain  to head over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder and give all of the Fiber Artists there some comment luv.  Happy Fiber Arts Friday and Think Spring!

13 comments:

Dutch Hollow Acres said...

Great to see how many things an old fav sweater can turn into.

Oak Haven Alpacas said...

I am ready for spring too!


Cara

Halfpint said...

Love seeing the sweater recycling and looking forward to seeing the finihsed hat

Tamara said...

Great idea to reuse an old friend (sweater). I am also ready for spring. Sick of trudging through the snow.

Mollyandollie said...

I love those goto projects. Easy and they don't yell at you when you haven't visited in a while!

Vivian said...

My first thought when I saw all those little balls -- all those ends to weave in! But that's such a good use of recycled yarn.

We've been told over and over it's going to snow, maybe tonight, but the sun is bright and shining. It'd have to get a lot colder in the next 12 hours to see some flurries!

Spinster Beth said...

I like how you've got all those little balls of yarn so neatly arranged .... like wooly meatballs for spaghetti!

Kathryn Ray said...

@Spinster Beth - you made me Laugh Out Loud... literally. :-)

atomiclulu said...

The sun came out today for the first time in what seems like years. I am very ready for spring.

Teje said...

Hi Kathryn! I'm happy to see that you remake also you favorite yarns!
I love always natural colours like yours! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!
Have a lovely weekend! Teje

WonderWhyGal said...

Ah, they do look like woolen spaghetti. Good call! I forgot about the nightcap...it will be great to see the finished project. Ick! Weaving in all the ends. Tedious but not awful. Safe travels.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Donene said...

Thanks for your nice comments and love to see what you recycle that sweater into!

Marushka C. said...

I just clicked over to see what Aspen looks like -- it's lovely! I'm a new spinner and always inspired by seeing what wonderful things people are creating with various fibers.