named by ben. i think this was my knitting project for working on at my last craft fair, then it languished. it is only fitting that it was completed this week, in time for the next craft fair.
my hand dyed recycled sweater wool – blue and brown
my hand dyed thrifted wool – orange
size: adult medium/large
modeled here on the larger
working on this hat filled my deep-seated need to use my artistic brain which felt nearly rusty with all that spinning and designing. it’s funny how the only thing in the business that can really fulfill that is the hat making equivalent of painting for me, cause it’s not like the other things aren’t creative. i guess i’m just a bit conceptual at heart and to see it all come together, that’s what does it for me. i could never be just a dyer, spinner, designer and be happy with it. note to self – don’t go for weeks on end without doing this.
i have a question for you about the hat too – do you all like a asymmetry? or do you think i need to crochet edge the other earflap so they have the same density? the one with the crochet does stick out a bit more than the other. i was thinking subtle… so i’d do it in the orange, or perhaps a slightly lighter orange. that is, if i do it at all. i usually just do asymmetrical embroidery, so asymmetrical hatting is a whole new can of worms!
besides a date night tonight (yay!) when i will not be working, i’m planning to spend the next two weeks preparing for a earth day craft fair – putting my best sustainable foot forward, so to speak. have a great weekend! i’m off to brainstorm ideas of things to sell.