Another Hat

MasonM's picture

I'm currently working on a hat for a bartender friend of mine who asked me to knit her a hat to match her coat. I'm using Lion Brand Homespun, which I really hate and will never use again, but it does give the more textured look that should go well with her corduroy coat.

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Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog I

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog I think scarves with humongous needles is the trick, let me see what I come up with. I bought homespun to make teddy besrs and a cute doggy. I think thatis what that material is good for. I made one crochet afghan with it and it was ok, because the gauge was big.

Anyway, looks great@! lol

MasonM's picture

Thanks. I can see using it

Thanks. I can see using it for a stuffed animal or something like that.

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BuduR's picture

well I learned through a

well I learned through a friend that the local prison teaches prisoners to crochet. (no pointy sticks for them) I seriously considered donating the yarn to them. But wouldn't this be considered cruel and unusual punishment?

MasonM's picture

LOL probably Mason Linux:

LOL probably

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chado1982's picture

Lion Bran Homespun is the

Lion Bran Homespun is the DEVIL!!! ^_^

I really can't stand the stuff. I tried to use it once but the bunching up really irked me. The frustration forced me to abandon it...

MasonM's picture

I know just how you felt. I

I know just how you felt. I am determined to finish this one but it's definitely no fun to work with.

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PaganCub's picture

the trick is to use needles

the trick is to use needles 1-2 sizes larger than called for...imo

as for the neighbors, you should take some lengths of clear, packing-type tape and go widthwise over their front door :::eg:::
OR! even clear cellophane....and use the clear tape and tape it around the opening of their front door....heheheheheheh

MasonM's picture

I rarely pay attention to

I rarely pay attention to the needle sizes called for on the label but just use what I think will work for the project/effect I am after. The way this stuff refuses to slide through my fingers I don't think any size needle would make it good to work with.

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BuduR's picture

But now what to do with the

But now what to do with the 6 skeins I have now. I have thought about wrapping it around the neighbors car , maybe around the doors so she has to cut through it to get in. or maybe I'll just wrap them around that darn dog of hers so it CAN'T use my yard as it's personal toilet anymore.

scenter's picture

You can make an afghan: The

You can make an afghan:

The only time I used Lion Brand Homespun was for a free project called "The 6 hour Afghan" - it used 8 skeins of the stuff - 2 each of four different colors. The procedure was to cast onto size 50 needles with 4 strands at once (one of each of the colors) - about 25 stitches, so that it was about 3 feet wide when off the needles, then knit in stockinette until it was about 5 feet long. Use the remaining yarn to make tassels for the short ends. It really did take only about 6 hours to knit up, because it was like knitting with 4-ply rope - one row was about 1/2"-3/4" high.

This yarn in this way wasn't bad to work with in this manner, but it fuzzes really badly with our use of it as a TV sofa throw, and because it is in stockinette, the edges curl slightly. After only about 1 year, it looks like it has been through a war...

TomH's picture

Knit hats and scarves for

Knit hats and scarves for the homeless and charities ... that's what I did with it.

MasonM's picture

Noble, but still no fun to

Noble, but still no fun to work with IMHO.

Mason

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You're naughty - but you've

You're naughty - but you've given me some ideas for my neighbours!

MasonM's picture

LOL I feel your

LOL I feel your pain.

Luckily, I only bought the one.

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BuduR's picture

Love the color, but I know

Love the color, but I know what you mean, I have tried to knit with it, and tried to crochet with it. I hate the stuff.

MasonM's picture

Yeah it's a pretty crappy

Yeah it's a pretty crappy yarn. I'll never buy another skein of it.

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