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Just what did my spam filter do with all those member enlargement ads? The Klein Bottle Hat is in dire need of SOMETHING. The yarn was too fine to do the job, and the darn thing was as limp as a … well, let’s just say it needed a little blue pill.

Yes, past tense. I ripped it out yesterday. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it. I have all this beautiful, soft, sock weight singles.

I had 2 half pound bumps of this roving. I spun up 1 bump. I haven’t decided if I want to spin the second bump the same way or not.

I worry that the single won’t wear well as socks. I’m thinking maybe a pair of gloves and a pair of wrist warmers. The office got quite cold this past week for some reason. And wrist warmers would be just the thing to cure that. Besides which, the colors are the company colors.

I thought about making a sweater or vest with the rest of the wool, but the repeats are too short to make the colors jump. I’ve sketched out a strip vest pattern, but I’m not sure that’s what I really want. Today, I also picked up an entrelac vest pattern, where the squares are fairly small, and should make little blocks of color. Another thought would be make a shawl/blanket with little mitered squares.

After making the gloves and wrist warmers, I think I’ll toss these skeins back into a box and let them cogitate on the possibilities. We’ll see.

I starte a top down V-necked raglan with yet another handspun. This was something that I spun and navajo plied late last spring. I have about 950 yards of DK or light worsted weight yarn. I’ll see how far it will go. All I know is that it won’t be full length sleeves. I might finish it off with some commercial black yarn for the ribbing.

And now for something totally silly … I was feeling a little punchy last week and decided to help our neighbors across the pond by putting this little poster together. (You are welcome to link to it, but please do not copy it. Thanks.)