Cathching Up

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I’ve abandoned the Ship’s Project project, for now. I’ve read updates and have learned that olive is not an acceptable color. I’ll get some red, white and blue and go at it again.

I have been busy. We have a batch of shawls ready for blessing next Sunday for the Shawl Ministry.

I’ve been carding llama to spin and then knit into a shawl/throw. The next two Saturdays, I’ll be demonstrating at the Manatee County Fair. I’ll load some photos of the crafts and the fair.

The results of my carding:

I plan to spin at the Fair. More soon.

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Too Loose, Too Big

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The Ships Project hat/cap was too loose and too big. I unraveled it and started over. This time I’m using two strands of llama/silk to give it more substance. Here we go again …

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The Ships Project Continued

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Finished the llama cap. My guage was really loose and it turned out extra large. I will send it along and hopefully it will find a home. I will try it again but with smaller needles. And for those of you who are facing ice storms and chilled weather…my strawberries.

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The Ships Project

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I’ve just discovered a new to me organization. The Ships Project delivers hand knit hats and socks to our troups. You can get more information on their web site The Ships Project or visit the Yahoo Group The Ships Project
I’m knitting a llama/silk cap. No wild colors, no tassels, no roll-up brims…so I’m knitting a simple cap that will fit under a helmet. I’m using my husbands head as a model so it will be extra large; he assures me that it had to be extra large to hold all his brains. The llama/silk is soft and light but should be warm. I’ll add photos as the project goes on.

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