I finished my new hat last night. I soaked it in wool wash and blocked it on a balloon over night. This morning I was happy to discover that it had dried enough to wear. I love it when I don’t have to wait a few days to enjoy the fruits of my labor.
The pattern is Diamond Girl by Lane Wilkins. The pattern was well written and easy to follow. I love the look of the lace, but I do not like how she has you close up the hat at the crown. It looks a little wonky to me.
The yarn is South Dakota Yarn Co. and I love it. It is naturally dyed with spinach and copper (My favorite leafy green! My favorite statue medium!). The wool is from sheep that were raised sustainably in Minnesota. The yarn was a little crunchy, which lots of vegetative material in it. I don’t mind that, as I like thinking about where my yarn came from while I’m knitting with it. A little bit of VM reminds me of the sheep out enjoying the pasture. The yarn blocked beautifully, and softened up significantly.
I love the hat. I’m currently sitting at my dining room table wearing it. I do not anticipate taking it off any time soon.
Have a great weekend!