Going back to my oven-dyed rovings, I want to show you how they worked up. The two rovings on the left are Corriedale top and the two on the right are Merino top. The Merino is for socks.
I made this hat from the pink and purple roving and was very surprised at how much color it had. I had expected a more pale yarn, based on how the color appeared while I was spinning it.
The darkest of the four rovings was much more complex and struck me as perhaps a good yarn for a man's hat. I'm guessing since most of the hats that I've knit for the men in my family are natural colored wools - their request.
I waited too late today to get good light for the hat that it made. The contrast of the corrugated ribbing is lost, but I still think it's a good hat. I have one more hat to go, and then I'll put them in the mail to the Brewery Arts Center.
John's parents brought all of us gifts - an insane amount of gifts. Karen said that she saw from my blog that I like dishtowels and brought this one with historic buildings from Deerfield, Massachusetts where they live. I do love dishtowels and historic architecture as been as an interest of mine since high school.
It was kinda embarrassing but DD Chrissie marched Karen into our water closet to see this poster that hangs across from the john. I bought this in the Renwick gift shop in D.C. and hand carried it on the plane home to ensure it wouldn't get crushed. As I have said before, our house isn't decorated, but our walls are adorned. Every image in our bathroom is of architecture. I love the towel - she nailed it.
Do you know what's inside of here? The suspense is killing me, but I can't peek until tomorrow afternoon.
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