Every year I do a new, themed hat for my immediate family members, and this year we have a new immediate family member. My little sister’s boyfriend, Adam, was here to celebrate the Christmas season with us. In honor of him, I wanted to get to know him better and had asked about his favorite colour combinations. He likes vibrant pastels. While some people see colour as an asinine detail, I see my entire life in colour, hue, texture, and it is my love language. Your favorite colour is a big deal, don’t let others tell you otherwise. Even if your favorite colour changes (by the minute even).
He mentioned a rich, vibrant, pillowy lavender shade. In October I began my search. I found this beautiful shade after much searching at the Southeastern animal fiber festival in Asheville, NC. Immediately, I had a vision when I saw it. Pastels… like pastel rainbows… soft atop ivory clouds…
The spinning began…
After I spun all my colors (the others than the lavender were from my stash), I spun several different skeins of white for the cloud bases of the hats. I literally went through my whole stash of Naturals, and spun all the white. I processed a lot lot lot of my Tunis and Wensleydale, and spun that. I also spun as I was knitting (not simultaneously) to accurately see how much I needed. (Hint, I always was needing more ☺️).
I spun at home, and also took my work with me to the Friendship Spinners annual retreat meeting at the Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, KY.
And then there were two…
And finally five.
And I brought them out and let Adam choose his first, as a part of our Welcoming party/Christmas tree decorating event, to our Christmas celebration.
Disco Chicken of Love
sTate fair ready!
seed starting 2019
ky state fair quilt
A sustainability major at U of L, beginning farmer, crafter, and writer.