'Tis the season
Time to get all those hats and scarves started, and finished, for the holidays and the cold weather. This hat is from the latest Filatura di Crosa book, Winter 2005. It uses their Love yarn, a blend of wool, mohair, acrylic and nylon. It's pleasant enough to work with and the hat, and still-in-process, scarf will be a warm addition to someone's wardrobe. This one can be seen at Skein now, the scarf maybe by the weekend or next week.
If you work in a yarn shop, or hang out in one a lot, you'll have noticed how things are picking up. I'm still getting new students as well as many continuing ones. Hats seem to be more popular this year than scarves although scarves are still a big item. I don't see as much felting as I did earlier in the year. Are bags out?