The three above are about 8 inches tall and about 4 1/2 inches at the base. These are $15 each. The smaller ones below
Knitting with Handspun
Every once in a while I am asked what can be done with a small skein of handspun yarn. I also was wanting to knit a hat that fits me, keeps my head warm and dry (and my hair from frizzin'!) Since I've amassed quite a stash of small skeins spindle spun handspun and the perfect project came up in the most recent issue of SpinOff, the time is right to practice what I preach. Here is the Tahoe Hat I knit this past week. It was so easy, that I, with my very limited and basic knitting skills, finished it in a few sittings.
I used a black brown worsted weight slightly thick and thin as the unifyer to separate the various colors that stripe around the brim and top. You can see that some are very bulky and thick and some a smaller guage. I even threw some light laceweights in there that I doubled to create even more interesting combinations. And I reached my goal of finishing and wearing it Saturday afternoon. It kept the dreary drizzle off my painstakingly flat ironed hair and made me feel quite the artista!
Some of these yarns went into the hat. I'm planning another one. I love it so much and had fun playing with the colors. Much much more at the home studio and at the booth this weekend in E town.