Before Easter I contacted Heather about her sock yarn and if she thought it would felt. I bought roving from her before and she is a delightful person and the quality of her roving was excellent. So she and I talked about what I wanted to do — make some small felted flowers — and what colors I was thinking and she custom-dyed some yarn for me. Are you jealous yet? Actually, she’ll do it for you too if you ask.
Anyway, here is one of the results. They ended up more tie-dyed looking than I had envisioned but I really like them. As you can see I still have a lot of yarn left so I know I’ll be making some more and something else too, I just don’t know what yet. This little one is going to Heather as a thank-you for her beautiful work, her advice, and her generosity — she sent a beautiful purple roving that her daughter had ruined for Katie and I to make beads. So if you’re reading this Heather — thanks.
In other news, the baby bonnet is progressing well. I should definitely have it done in plenty of time. I actually am hoping to have it mostly done by Wednesday morning so I can take it to Bob,at my favorite yarn store, while Katie is at preschool. He’ll help me sew it up — I always feel like I’m doing such a bad job at that — and then I’ll just need to pick-up the stitches and knit the neck band. Oh, and I have to find some ribbon for the tie — a potentially problematic quest. Maybe I’ll just go the simple route and use white grosgrain — how can you not love grosgrain?