I’ve been watching a lot of knitting podcasts. I blame them for my love of huge faux fur pom poms. I know it is shocking, but I never fancied myself a faux fur person until I started watching the Grocery Girls. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of projects with lace mohair held with fingering weight yarn to make a fuzzy fabric.
I’ve got to be honest with you. I don’t know if I can be a mohair person. I love how the sweaters look on other people. I think the Love Note sweater is stunning. I just don’t know if fuzzy fabric is in my wheelhouse. I wanted to try it though, as I would like to try out new knitting techniques this year.
So I decided to test it out by making a hat. I grabbed a skein of sock yarn and a skein of sparkly mohair I had in my stash and got to work. I met my friend for our monthly knit night at the tap room and warned her I would be working on something unusual. She said she wouldn’t judge. Then she laughed at my project. I don’t blame her. It’s like I’m knitting a disco muppet.
This hat is not me. But I’ll wear it and see if I like the feel of mohair. If I hate it I will have two skeins of yarn out of my stash and the YMCA Supportive Housing Complex will have a new hat for their clothing pantry.
Have you ever knit something just to check out a technique?