Monday, June 22, 2009

daily fiber & new cast on

Yarn samples, fiber, and stitch markers ... oh my!
A few close up pictures from June's "Oceanic" themed Phat Fiber Sampler Box I recently received. This was the first box I have scored, and now I know I need to budget for one about every other month! :)
Using some beautiful, chunkier yarn samples from The Box, I started a rasta sampler hat. Here's a taste of how it's going so far ...

In detail, I began with ... Corgi Hill Farm's “Blue Wave” Handspun, Cool Climates “Misty Lagoon”, and Shady Side Farm's “Great Lakes”. After the "beefier" yarns began to run out, I decided to hold 2 yarns together to work in the gorgeous, silvery bamboo/merino "Squall" from Knit It Up. I made even more progress tonight at my Monday night knit group! And after the silver bamboo/merino for a few inches, I've started to work in a lovely green, by holding the yarns together. I'll post pics soon ... it's frakkin awesome!

My goal is to complete my rasta hat with all samples from the Phat Fiber Sampler Box. I'm still bargaining for samples, exchanging fiber for yarn from other fans who've rec'd their boxes, to complete the task! My pattern is all improv on my part, inspired by hats I've seen on and off the www ...