I’m so happy to have finished my Lyme Regis Scarf. It turned out perfect and I truly look forward to wearing it before it gets too hot here in Phoenix! I ended up using almost all of my handspun and would say that I only have about 2 yards left over, if that much.
Finished Scarf Measurement: 4″ wide by 60″ in length
Display: On the garden wall.
A close up view.
I did not tell you all, but about a week ago I decided I needed an Easter Bonnet and casted on the Vivian Hat by Lisa Cruse. I used my stash of Shepherd’s Classic 100% Wool in Lupine for this project and will be trimming my hat in brown ribbons and attaching a large brown rose. This is a super easy project and that I think knitter’s of all ages would enjoy. For those of you new to felting, Lisa has a great tutorial on her website with step by step instructions, as well as tips, for felting.
Then I felted the finished hat using a small amount of detergent, hot water and a pair of old jeans. I checked it through out the cycle to make sure it didn’t shrink too much and was quite pleased with the results.
Now for the embellishments! For those of you who have not seen a finished Vivian Hat, I truly suggest you view the finished projects on Ravelry. I love the use of ribbon, flowers and embroidery that many knitters used for their hats, giving you tons of inspiration and creative ideas!
For me, I love the mix of blue with a deep chocolate brown and have chosen a dark chocolate grosgrain ribbon that I will top with a decorative ruffled trim. I purchased three fabric roses, one is a dark chocolate and the other two a cream and light beige. After holding up the roses next to the hat, the chocolate rose won!
Dark chocolate ribbon and roses for embellishment
My Easter Bonnet should be completed this weekend and it will be fun to wear for Easter!
Do you enjoy felting? If so, what types of projects have you made?
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!