Monday, August 7, 2017

media Monday


in which our plucky heroine wishes for autumn...

It is always too hot in August, and indeed for most of September as well. When I saw this video, it seemed appropriate:

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one of my top ten first favorite bands...

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There was enough of the remaining two rainbow yarns to make this whimsical baby hat, which coordinates with the rainbow sweater and booties. (the curved bottom edge is intended to curl around the baby ears to keep them warm). The yarn is Knit Picks Felici Worsted, 75% superwash merino, and 25% nylon, (colorways "Rainbow", and "Madrigal") and while it is lovely and soft for baby knits, it is the most obnoxious* yarn I have knit with in decades... It is also discontinued.

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August SMART goals (x=extra)
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1 rainbow baby hat -bag to Goodwill
2 - --
3 x x -
4 x x -
5 xx -
6 x x -
7 x x -
8 x x -
9 x x -
10 x x -
11 x x x
12 x x x
13 x x x
14 x x x
15 x x x

* it is horribly irredeemably splitty yarn, like the plies have no cohesion with one another. Probably a combination of the superwash factor, and that Ariadne said it was spun and plied in the same direction, which encourages splitty yarn. Given that the gauge of the hat/BSJ/booties requires me to knit with tiny size 2 needles, there was lots of stop and repair individual stitches, where one ply of the many was in the wrong place, and dropped sitches were much more difficult than usual, indeed I rarely have ever dropped stitches, but with this yarn it kept happening.

1 comment:

  1. Love the hat - very cute. Surprised to hear that the yarn was such a problem as the sock weight Felici is a dream to knit with. It doesn't stand up well to many washings, but it knits up beautifully. They must do something different with spinning/plying etc.

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