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13 April 2009 @ 11:08 am
It's The Coolest Thing Ever.......  
Yeah....i got nothin' funny to say today. yesterday was easter...i have kids...i'm exhausted...if i see another piece of chocolate with easter grass stuck to it i'm going to barf. well....i'm going to eat it. but then i'm going to barf. i need to start running. i have a new friend it's called a beer belly and he's trying to move in for good. no beer belly! no chocolate bunny butt! at least there's one thing non-fat in my life that i can always count on. beenies! so back to the project. Oh my god....I love this sewn yarn!! Check it out, you can still see every little beautiful transition in the yarn but it's stuck together. so far so good. i'm just using a favorite beenie as a rough pattern then laying out the strands and sewing them together in manageable portions. then i sew all those pieces together. got one side done and starting the next. once i sew both panels together i may have to get some extra roving and felt the seams together on the inside of the hat to make sure it stays together. i'm going to knit the band in a ribbed pattern so it stretches and i'm sort of torn over weather i should use another color or not.....hmmm....

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July 25th/26th 2009

The best thing about making the hat this way is i can control the colors and stuff by switching the strands around. i can pick really dramatic sections and put them along the edge or in a thin spot.

tons of threads to trim! oh well...... it's worth the sparkle!

(Anonymous) on April 13th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
Just a thought
So interested in how this will turn out, and thinking of doing something along the same lines. Did you allow extra width to the beanie for stretching over your head, or was the original that you took it off loose enough?
Thanks for all your inspiration
pluckyfluff1pluckyfluff1 on April 20th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Just a thought
there is no stretch so i made it just tight enough to sit comfortably.
ext_134473 on April 14th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
I love how you arranged the colors. I can't wait to see the finished beanie.
(Anonymous) on April 15th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
it looks so beautiful-i often love the yarn more than the object knitted with it. there is something lost when the colors and lines are all twisted up. i'm so curious how this will come out and interested in how it will fit/wear with the lack of stretch. i don't ever get tired of your search for the perfect beenie! i love these posts!
(Anonymous) on April 15th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
You know I was skeptical about how the yarn would look sewn together, But you are right. I really like it. Much easier thatn warping a loom for sure!!

(Anonymous) on April 17th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
ok, all i have to say is that you have brass balls. there is no way in hell i would have but the shit out of that yarn the way you did! but, hey, this is what keeps us all coming back, right!

i mean, i don't check in for a few weeks, and i come on here and learn you've given away your black beret (which could have been "the one"); swapped for the killer yarn; knitted it; tore that out; went on a metallic thread road trip; then cut the shit out of the yarn you couldn't live without.
and we're off to a whole new adventure!

the funny thing is that all of us know the hat will work out. that's just how you roll.
but i don't mind saying that your quest for the "spirit beanie" must be a manifestation. a desire for something greater...something...out there. (cue the X files music).


keep going, can't wait to see this one play out. reminds me of the 2 puonds of bear yarn that you spun to sew the giant sweater together for your friend. remember that? awesome!!!!

XOXOX, JoAnne from wearmoa.com
(Anonymous) on April 18th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
You seriously need to learn how to weave.
(Anonymous) on April 19th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
i love it...yes! did you make a hat shape loom like you did with the ties? or just freestyle? i want to do this with some of the yarns that have so many little lumps and sweet add-ins that i want the hat to be reversable. This idea is much much better! thumbs up!
pluckyfluff1pluckyfluff1 on April 20th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
tell me about it!!! i am actually thinking of building a beenie loom out of a folgers coffee can so i can weave in the round.... just a thought.
Rachel-Mariehomegrownrach on April 19th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)

My yarn got a damn good home that's for sure! Thank you so much for taking such good care of it. =) I think you're on a great track here.
(Anonymous) on April 19th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
just wondered if you had seen this book, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crazy-Wool-Using-Water-soluble-Stabiliser/dp/1844483576
It describes a technique with water soluble fabric stabilizer that you use to sew wool with and then it washes out. Not a good description but I think it is similar to what you are doing.