The Musings of One Miss Julie

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Mon Chapeau

The Purple Molly HatWell, the purple Molly hat is all finished. I've never had a hat named for a sheep before. All in all, I love my new cap, for all its hearty, wooly goodness. And I realized with this project that hats are fabulously cinchy -- what took me so long to make one?

The handspun yarn I used charmed me to no end. I love its unique little imperfections, which I think give the hat character. There are a few rows of stitches where the dye is rather striated in the yarn and it creates a coolio effect. Then, the top of the hat is slightly a different color because the second ball of yarn I used was a bit more grapey.

I can't wait to take it up to the Lamby Locks store in Harrisville, Michigan, where I bought it so I can show the owner. And maybe I'll just have to buy more yarn that came from her sheep Molly.

I'm going to start on a little baby sweater for my friend, who just had her little guy this week. But that's for another post.


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