Yes, it's true. I have (finally) finished my quasi-commissioned project. :-D
I am very happy with how it turned out and Thank Goodness because I'm not sure I have the heart to make this hat again... for a while anyway. ;-)
Last night I added up the time I spent over the last four months. Normally I don't keep track, but since it was a specific request I thought it would be interesting to know exactly how much time it takes.
I learned it takes me about one hour to spin one ounce of roving. So I spent a little over eight hours spinning for this project and I spent 63.5 hours total. 32 of which was spent on the final attempt. At an hour here and 15 minutes there, that's a lot of time spent. While it's not as much as it felt like, at minimum wage it sure puts a whole lot of perspective around the cost of home-made goods.
By the way, the model is a Teddy Bear made by my Grandmother nearly 30 years ago. The hat is just a bit big for him, but he likes it that way.
The best news about this post is that the hat is on way to it's recipient. I hope she loves it.
It's Fiber Arts Friday, so please head over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder and see what the others are up to.