A bit too vigorous of a blocking…

…and Rachel’s hat became a mommy hat! (a little self-Kinnearing…)

but at least it isn’t too small! when it came off the needles I was afraid it might be a bit too snug, so I gave it a “little” blocking, using the only roundish and “appropriately sized” object I could find — Rachel’s My Little Pony Hot-air balloon. Now I know what to use for my adult hats, anyway. A quick dunking and the hat is back to size, so I will hopefully have new pattern pics today, when the little model herself returns from school. I’m going to put that balloon to work again, tho, on a hat I knit for Jim last year that came in just shy of his ears. I think it will work — wish me luck!
For some fun and beautiful fiber pics, I did a little searching and found some absolutely gorgeous pics of Sereknity Roving spun up by some clearly talented spinners. Alyson of the YoYo knits at http://www.terribleknitknit.blogspot.com/ has done an amazing job on numerous amounts of my roving, and just bought 4 more! She sells her spun yarns at her etsy shop, so if you are coveting them, haunt her site! This is Rock Chick, spun from Pretty in Punk. And the banner of her Etsy Shop has a picture of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Also, at Revival, the fabulous Kate Gilbert picked up a bit of Escape Falkland, and the spinning job she did with it is just phenomenal! (Like we ever doubted — sheesh!)

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8 Responses to A bit too vigorous of a blocking…

  1. Nikkiana says:

    I love the hat! 😀

  2. Nichole says:

    Love the way the hat came out!

  3. SleepyEyes says:

    The hat came out fantastic! That colorway is just adorable…like spring flowers. I think it looks great on you!

  4. Gigi says:

    The hat is so pretty! Nicely done. =-D

    Your roving spins up in to some pretty amazing yarn. (To repeat myself) So pretty!

  5. Knit and fall back in it says:

    No matter who it fits, that hat is a keeper. Love it.

  6. Kathy says:

    I think it’s hat day 🙂

  7. cheryl says:

    That hat looks so cute on you! I need to find something like that ballon to block my adult hats. I’ve tried bowls but they’re too wide.

  8. Sonya says:

    That is one of the great things about handknit items. It will always fit someone.
    Looks like it was knit for you anyway:)

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