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The Adventures of two Fibre Artists.



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Monday, January 08, 2007

One down, Three to go

I was finally able to finish the Navy Watch Cap that my DH requested before Nativity. I had to schedule a visit with my Godmother at the Monastery to find time to work on it. Being winter there was little to there do save worship and knit. Not a bad way to spend a few days. I had it all but finished when I left.

As I mentioned in an earlier post I chose an authentic pattern that I found on the Internet. It was an American Red Cross pattern circa 1941, but I am not sure how authentic it is since I chose alpaca instead of wool. And the colour is not exactly traditional either. Still my DH is very happy with it. He wore it the other day and commented on how warm it was. I guess the test will be when it gets wet, how it will respond compared to wool. At least this hat turned out better than my last attempt at a hat, which was actually my first attempt. If you ever question you husband's true feelings, see how well he wears something you make for him, that you would not be caught dead in....he swears he likes it, I just roll my eyes when I see him in it. So now, even though it is not perfect, he has something a little less hideous to wear this winter.

I now have two lace headcoverings and the Celtic cross tapestry left in the works. Hopefully, with the holidays now past, I will have more time to devote to completing these projects. Lent will be starting soon, a time for prayer, meditation and other devotions, which lends itself perfectly to this type activity since I practice prayer while knitting/spinning/weaving and/or other fibre projects. I also enjoy listening and singing hymns, troparia and kontakia when working on my projects. I know I have mentioned this before but I feel in doing so, especially when directing prayer toward the animals, giving thanks to God for those who offer their fibre for my projects, breathes life into my work.

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Blogger Angela said...

Beautiful job on the watchcap. What size needles and yarn did you use? Also, thanks for the interesting story about Mary spinning purple.


Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 2:07:00 PM EST  

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