Whatever evil hoodoo was working on my ball winder is now a thing of the past. Good thing. I was itching to start a new project. That hat. Up there to be exact.
I had all this Shetland I had washed and spun from the past three Tours and I wanted it to become a color work project so I went looking for something that would work with what I had. I broke three of the skeins down into 1 ounce balls.
Then I skeined them up again.
I stuffed them all into a different color of dye. One big 3 ounce skein got dyed navy blue for the main hat color.
I'm not very good at dyeing but this single color stuff I can do.
Ta dah.....this is going to be a Northern Lights Bohus hat from the book Homespun Handknit. I love this book. It's the one book I have made lots of stuff from even when I don't have homespun to use.
And.....look at this! I even got the Wandering Cat sock yarn in the Watermelon colorway wound up without a bit of trouble. Spell broken. For now.
For those of you who asked about what it would look like knit here it is. Nice, huh? I love pink and green together and this is gradient pink and gradient green. I'm not going to mind at all if it takes forever to knit these. I can already tell they are always going to be a pleasure to pick up.