Before I left on my surprise trip to Kansas City last weekend, I whipped up a few quick hats with my handspun yarn. The bin is overflowing, and with Spinzilla just over a week away, I've got to make some room for all of the new yarns I'll be spinning during the event!
The darker hat is some pretty merino fiber I purchased at The Yarn Barn of Kansas and spun into a bulky weight 2-ply; it's a charcoal grey with bright pops of fiber combed throughout. I didn't use a pattern, but just cast on some stitches to knit a ribbed border, then worked in stockinette the rest of the way.
The brown hat is a 2-ply spun from some natural brown BFL and a hand-dyed BFL roving I purchased at the Renegade Craft Fair a few years ago. I used the Svalbard hat pattern from Kelbourne Woolens, which lent itself to handspun surprisingly well!
While I was in Kansas City last weekend, I dropped by one of my favorite area yarn stores, The Studio. There wasn't anything I needed in particular, but it's always fun to visit. I ended up purchasing this braid of locally-dyed roving from Jwrayco; it's a Columbia/Rambouillet cross, which sounded pretty interesting to me! I'm pretty sure this will be in the Spinzilla spinning queue.
Shalloboi/Field of Flowers 7" Single Series front: our next single in the series arrived earlier this week! This was originally supposed to be the first single, but some stuff happened (i.e. the original pressing plant decided to take our deposit and not produce the single, something they did to a ton of bands before someone finally posted a PSA around the interwebs that they had closed up shop and we no longer pressing records, all the while accepting deposits).
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