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Saturday, December 13, 2008

my new hat!

What you see here is a hat my good friend Bonnie made for me. No big deal, right? Except that The wool came from Jack, my shetland sheep. How wonderful is that? I had to try it on as soon as I got it, of course, and it is so warm and soft without a hint of scratchiness. That's probably because of two things - first, it's shetland wool which is known for it's softness, and second because it is lambswool from Jack's first shearing. God, it's almost enough to make me want to learn to knit. Because I'd really like to have a fisherman's sweater from my sheep's yarn.


Kara said...

What a beautiful hat! I saw your question on the list and will be interested in the replies. I just knit a hat that looks a bit bigger than I want it. I will try to wash it in hot water with a bit of agitation and then block it to the size I want and let it dry. I will let you know if it works. :)

Jen said...

Very nice!