There was a craft show in the lobby of the building where I'm working in Wilmington Delaware this past week, and there were four folks selling handknit items.
I was glad to see so much representation.
My favorite vendor was a woman selling felted roll-brim hats. Directly above the roll-brim, she had knit in novelty yarns, which looked like a fluffy band around the hat. They looked very smart, and the vendor had a very nice sense of color. She told me she had to use a coin-operated washing machine to felt her hats, and she still only charged $33 for a hat.
She also told me she preferred using Patons Classic Merino
I had never seen this yarn before, and it seems quite inexpensive for 223 yards, and obviously perfect for felting.
Does anyone know how this stuff knits up in an unfelted way?
Made the amount of progress I had hoped for on the Alpaca Herd Jacket.
This is the best picture I've been able to take of this garment so far. Since I finished the body of the sweater a little earlier than expected (last night), I picked up the secret crochet project and did some work on that. Friend Kathy has sent me the materials I need to submit a design to Interweave Crochet magazine, so I may do my first magazine design submission.
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