I took Becky's advice and Navajo plied the silk and am pleased to see the colors are preserved. I'm spinning the teal blue a little thicker as a two-ply. I think this is a much better solution than plying the two together.
After all the hats I've made, I've never kept one for myself and only have the very first one I made many years ago. I've gotten better since then. I finally made one for me and I think I'm probably going to need it in New York.
Ian stopped by the house yesterday to give Lexie her hat, which she is modeling for him with the sweater. We decided that we like the sweater so much that I can do it again, but this time in purple or lilac. The pattern was for worsted and I improvised for sport weight so I'll just use worsted next time.
When Ian came home he had presents for me from Alexia and Kiernan. They made birthday cards for me, and they are my most favorite of all. Kiernan included his football card which he is very proud of.
We leave for NYC in the morning and I'm thinking red, as in Big Apple. Ketchup with you later, he he.
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