Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wurmy Angelfish

Making Angelfish


Some yarns tell you what they want to be with such clarity there is no moment of indecision, no second guessing the choices; it is a direct path from start to finish, as if pre-ordained. This fiber knew it wanted to be Navajo Ply and the yarn knew it wanted to be a hat.

Thank God I listened!

This is Wurmy Angelfish. So named for the pattern and the colorway. Incredibly soft and squoooshy, thanks to the amazing prep by David of Southern Cross Fibres. Navajo ply turns out to be less scary than I thought once I slowed down. Really slowed down.

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But that was the only part of this project that was slow. Because the yarn jumped onto the needles on a Sunday evening and flew off around 1AM. The four hours in between were smokin'. Fingers on fire, no anxiety, no hesitation, no ripping, just knit knit knit with such intensity I wasn't aware of anything going on around me. Zen. Or mad driven. You choose.

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A bit of slouch in a hat is a good thing. Teetering on the edge of 'crazy old lady in a loud hat', but...not. quite. there.

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It was meant to be. Every detail. Like ending in a little blue 'anus' surrounded by a hot magenta halo which was completely unplanned. And that makes me giggle.

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I'm kinda glad the weather turned chilly, cause it gives me an excuse to wear this and now I don't wanna take it off! Knitting with handspun is the bomb diggity!!

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20 comments:

Rose said...

Great yarn and hat!

knottygnome said...

i love the colors. what a perfect match of pattern and handspun!

barefootrooster said...

OMG. awesome. my wheel is now not just calling to me...she's yelling. so inspiring.

cosymakes said...

so fun! love it.

Rosi G. said...

your spinning skillz amaze me!! WOW you've come a loooooooong way. very nice. i love the colors and it's perfect for the hat. i also love all the fingerless mitts you've been working on. had to Q a couple of those myself!

Sara said...

Gah! That looks perfectly stripey...the navajo plying really made the pattern!

Cookie said...

What a wonderful project. I love it! Well done!

xo

LICraftgal said...

Wow, great hat!!! Love the yarn too. The colors are so warm and happy!! That pattern is perfect for the yarn.

Nora said...

Gorgeous yarn, really cute hat!

knittergal said...

Gorgeous colours in that yarn, and the pattern suits it perfectly! Glad you had cooperating weather to wear it!

Daniel said...

Wow - So gorgeous! Really, just absolutely scrumptious - wow!

Sarah B. said...

As always, terribly impressed by you! I'm starting to have the yen to learn to spin...

Susie said...

I love when the yarn speaks to you! Hat is adorable and I'm way jealous that you finished it in 4 hours.

Rhonda said...

Love the yarn!! I am amazed how spinners can make such beautiful yarn!! It makes me really, really want to give it a try :) Also love the hat!!

Katie M. said...

Fate intervenes! It looks perfect!

Anonymous said...

Wow... I love that hat... and just noticed all the other wows in the comments....

Matthew said...

The slouch hat is more a hipster thing, and I mean that in a good sense, than little old lady (which I mean in a good sense, too).

Knitting Out Loud said...

Really gorgeous yarn! And perfect hat. Did you design it?

t does wool said...

oh...my...I LOVE it...yarn and hat!!!!!

Oiyi said...

Wowsa! It's gorgeous!