Finished my little green bag! Even managed a simple liner with a sew-on snap:
Now I’m working on a yoda hat for my sister-in-law’s baby (It’s a Boy!) due in November. I couldn’t give a hang about Star Wars, but the parents are huge fans. I’m using the Felted Yoda Baby Hat pattern available from Sunshyne Leland at Regretsy. Here are the pieces so far:
I’m a bit worried about felting it, as I’ve never felted anything before. Well, not on purpose. There was that intricate bamboo lace cowl I made for a friend’s Christmas present, which I chucked into the wash. It came out looking very fuzzy and the leaf pattern I agonized over getting right barely showed anymore. I suppose I’ll
try to get this one right. Do or do not, there is no try.
Guess I like Star Wars a little.
Finally, this thing has been sitting in my drawer since I bought it at a thrift store five or six years ago:
The safety pins are holding together a rip I thought I could fix, but can not. So I’ve been meaning to unravel the whole thing and make a nice, openwork floppy summer hat from the yarn, which is a swell fingering weight linen. Considering it’s been quite the heat wave these past few weeks, I wish I’d remembered this earlier in the year. Perhaps I can get it done by fall?