that’s what my roommate maggie’s aunt called to tell her the other day. and that is what i am telling you now – although i do still owe my other roommate a hat. his will come later. so i took my sabbath last week (friday now) to finish up my christmas gifts.
for my mother-in-law, spun from this – tussah and camel. she bought the roving – it’s her colors and she loves the luxury yarns, and it’s certainly that.
i’m thinking she’ll make a smoke ring out of it. because of the slippiness of the roving, i had to do some figuring to see how much spin was needed to make a single. it was a learning experience. it may have its thick and thin spots, but it is in fact a very balanced yarn. perhaps my most balanced single to date – not even – just balanced. i am of the balancedish but not fragile school of thought.
for one of my brothers-in-law – the bottom is from the lusekofte hat from Charlene’s Schurch’s brilliant book Hats On! i didn’t think he’d like the top, so i changed to a different top from another of the hats in the book, then it was wrong (no errata of course). grrr. then i made it up. turned out fine. i think he’ll like it.
my hand dyed wool (i think grey that had been over-dyed)
size: jeremiah. largish.