Friday, October 7, 2011

FO Friday 55


Happy new iPhone preorder day!...oh, I mean Friday! Today is a big day for me, as I set up my first booth for my first fiber festival! I'm so excited, I can't even explain to you! LOL I feel like a kid looking forward to the end of the school year and it's taking forever for that final bell to ring. I just want to start the festival already! It's supposed to be beautiful weather here this weekend, which is a blessing considering it's been cold and rainy here most of the week. I'll be sure to get a few pictures this weekend and can't wait to meet a few of you that can make it out!

Now on to FO Friday!

I actually have something to share this week! As you know, I've been working on a hat in Candy Skein Ripening Tonal. I wanted to try it before selling it, making sure the quality of it was up to my standards, as well as a sample for the show! The pattern was fast, easy and fun. I decided to change it a little, as I didn't want a slouchy hat, so I didn't go up a needle size for the main part of the hat after knitting the brim, and I kept trying it on, stopping when it was how I wanted it to fit. The great thing about this pattern, it's actually reversible! Funny enough, I like the inside better than the outside!

As far as the yarn is concerned, I really enjoyed knitting it. It really took the dye beautifully and was soo soft. I've worn the hat this week, since it's been cold, and the yarn is warm but didn't make me sweaty. I have really sensitive skin, but it didn't make my forehead itch at all! I'm not sure I would use the yarn for a sweater, as it is a single ply, and they seem to pill faster than plied yarn, but it's perfect for hats, scarves, cowls and the like. I had about half of the skein left!

For those of you who are interested in this yarn, I'll have a few skeins of it at the show this weekend, and depending on how it sells, could have some on the site as soon as next week!

Materials:

Candy Skein Ripening Tonal in Blackberry

Pattern: Intuitive by Julia Zahle
Needles: US Size 6





Sorry for the scary pic of me, but I was home alone and couldn't get a better pic! LOL

Share your FOs!


27 comments:

  1. Oh, I love the hat!!!
    I've been having a hat-knitting itch lately so I think once I'm done with the remaining sock I've got on the needles, I'm going to make a hat or two. :)

    Best of luck for an easy and painless set-up -- and a successful weekend!

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  2. i hope you enjoy the fiber festival. it sounds so exciting. i also hope some of that yarn does end up on the site; i love it!

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  3. Have a great fiber festival. Your yarn, and your hate look wonderful!

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  4. Cute hat :) The yarn looks beautiful

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  5. Great hat! I am loving the cooler weather so I can enjoy my sassy knits. Good luck at your fiber show.

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  6. Gorgeous hat! Love the colour of the yarn! Good luck at the fiber show!

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  7. Sorry I messed up on posting my name. Using my daughter's I-Pad. I suck at it. Love the hat.

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  8. Very pretty! And you are not scarey! I'm glad I have a face to put with the blog.

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  9. Hat looks great!!! love scary close ups ,done a few of myself in the past !!

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  10. Wow, that is some pic. You have a look of ... like my hat or I will smite the!

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  11. Have a great time at the festival - I hope you sell out! :)

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  12. I love your hat and it looks great on!!

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  13. Nice hat; I love the yarn with the subtle blending of colours. And I really like the descriptor "ripening tonal"! Have a great time at the festival!

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  14. Eee, I hope you do wonderfully (and have a fun experience) at Yarn Vista! :D And the hat is gorgeous, I always drool to see the effects of your Blackberry skeins, and it looks wonderful with the hat's texture. (And A+ decision to make it non-slouchy, too, I think it looks better that way.)

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  15. SQUEEEEEEE!!!!! Have way lots of fun, sell tons of yarn, become rich and famous... I think that's about it. Oh! Also, take lots of pictures. :)

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  16. love the hat & i'm digging the grey! looks good on you. :o) happy fof & good luck at the show!

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  17. I love the color of your hat!!!

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  18. The hat looks great! I hope the fibre festival is awesome and you have an excellent time!

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  19. Looks great! Have a terrific time at the fiber festival.

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  20. Your hat looks great. Good luck at the Fiber Festival.

    BTW, my daughter had the baby today. Pictures on my post.

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  21. The hats is darling, good luck with your fiber festival....looking forward to pictures. Hope all goes well for you.

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  22. I love the hat, it looks great both ways! And I hope your fibre festival goes well.

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  23. It looks awesome! Good luck with the show this weekend, I'm looking forward to reading about it next week :D

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  24. Very pretty hat! I love the subtle color changes of the tonal yarn. Good luck with the fiber festival this weekend; I'm sure it will go well and you'll have a blast!

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