I mentioned that I was working on a different colorway for my next hat and scarf set. As I was looking at my hat stand, I realised I really didn’t have any blue hats. I love blue and all of the ocean colors. I also have a fair amount of it in my stash, so I thought I would use some. The mix above is merino wool, with a merino mix on top with sari silk fibers and viscose. This is what the scarf looks like inside and out.
Rather than just using up one color for the inside, I use various shades of turquoise blue. As the template is the same for the hat, I laid out the wool for both the hat and the scarf exactly the same. I haven’t ironed this yet, but it will get a little pressing. I am not sure what is exactly in the merino mix, but there are the same colors of turquoise mixed with a lot of white shiny fibers. The sari silk and viscose also add a nice sheen. I wanted to make it look like the Caribbean Sea. Here is the set.
For some reason, the camera wants to make the hat and scarf look more blue rather than turquoise. I went with the rosettes on the side as I really like them. Here is what they look like on.
I really love how the set turned out and I am always amazed at how light and warm they are.
On another note, it was our guild meeting this weekend so I have a bit of show and tell for that. I am also doing a wet felting slippers workshop today that I have to write about for the newsletter. I am hoping that it is going to be ok. I haven’t made slippers yet, so it will certainly be an experience.
I also started making more brooches for the craft fair, so there has been a hiatus on the felting front, but I hope to get back into the swing of things next week. There is always something to do!