|Twisted strand and tassels|
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Yarn: Quince and Co., Finch yarn in Nasturtium colorway
So this pattern was kicking my butt. When I began, I was using a different yarn and I wasn't getting gauge. I was near the point of doing the decreases when I gave the hat a good look over and decided it just looked tired. I didn't frog the yarn, but instead went into stash and found something that would give me gauge.
Are you one of those people who think gauge is for sissies? Well, this sissy is tired of finding out, hours into the process, that the pattern and what I have on my needles bears no resemblance to each other. So I swatch, and now, I try really hard to get the same type of yarn as suggested in the pattern. Tedious, a little, but success in the end is so worth it.
|Gauge swatch using Shibui yarns|
|Tassels and cords were fun and easy to make.|
I have benefited from focusing on one of three projects, it led to the Norby getting finished. (I still want to cast on all the things). My other two projects are moving along too. Hoaloha sweater is nearing the point of bind off and then I can start the sleeves. I am also giving the Guernsey some short bits of attention.
Fiber Arts Friday
|Stash enhancement from Windsor Button sale|
|Swans Island, Sea Smoke|
|Adding some natural and neutral colors to my stash.|
|Kiwi and Mango colorway|
|Straw into Gold|
I also got some Classic Elite Yarn Silky Alpaca. These will be paired up with the mohair as I apply the Shibui Mix concept. Maybe a Piega cowl.
|I can't wait to swatch with these held together.|
|This is so neutral for me, but I think it looks rich.|
|Piega Cowl, Ravelry|
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