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11-13-2007, 02:02 PM
I'm working on a hat for a friend who asked me to make one to go with her corduroy coat. It's Homespun, which I hate, but does give it a really textured look.


11-13-2007, 02:04 PM
Very nice, and I LOVE that colour. Should go well with the cordouroy. Your work is always so good!

11-13-2007, 02:09 PM
I love the colour you have chosen it will look great when it's finished x

Jan in CA
11-13-2007, 02:21 PM
I like the color! Looks good!

11-13-2007, 02:26 PM
Looks great! :woot:

11-13-2007, 02:33 PM
Thanks folks. I'm not overly happy with it but am so far resisting the urge to frog it. I hate this yarn.

11-13-2007, 04:15 PM
Why do you hate homespun yarn? I have not used it yet but have been thinking about it. Is it hard to work with? By the way I like the color that you chose.

11-13-2007, 05:57 PM
It looks great!! I wish they could make homespun better or something cause the colors are so pretty... I find it to be splity and just not very enjoyable to knit with...but my mom makes prayer shawls all the time with it and never has any problems..

11-13-2007, 07:21 PM
That looks very nice! It looks soft and warm. A great color and the bit of pink just makes it :thumbsup:
If I were the receiver I would love it.

Tutu Carol
11-13-2007, 08:09 PM
Why is homespun so difficult?


11-13-2007, 08:12 PM
The cap will be wonderful, I'm sure.

I'm not overly fond of Homespun, either, but it does knit up soft. Something about the drape of it bothers me when I try to make things that are supposed to be shaped. Usually just switch to another yarn.

11-14-2007, 01:34 AM
Homespun is just way too splitty and twisty to be fun to work with. It doesn't slide through the fingers well at all.

Basically the stuff just sux to work with as far as I am concerned.

11-14-2007, 08:28 AM
Well, it looks great! I love the texture, and the colors are so pretty. I'm sorry it hasn't been fun to work with, but I'm sure she'll appreciate all your effort.

11-14-2007, 12:14 PM
I've used homespun once and it happens to be that same exact color! It was for a scarf so it was no biggie. I can see how shaping would be difficult with it!

Great job! Can't wait to see when its done!

11-14-2007, 12:17 PM
Looks good Mason http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_30_109.gif

11-14-2007, 01:01 PM
Right now I'm making a scarf for my grandma with Homespun, the same color as yours actually. And it drove me crazy, but I only have a foot to go so I keep telling myself to keep going. If it wasn't so cozy and the colors so nice, I would've given up. I'm thinking about making myself one after I'm done with hers, because it's the first yarn that doesn't drive my neck crazy that I've worked with and it's so snuggly that it sort of makes up for how annoying it is.

11-14-2007, 01:40 PM
Looks terrific Mason. :happydance:

I am sure your friend will love it. Hang in there! I am making a baby blanket right now out of some icky yarn as far as knitting with it, but it has to be soft and washable... I think non-knitters aren't as into wool as knitters are anyway. I always thought "eew, itchy" of wool before. Now I think, mmm, nice to knit with. :teehee:

11-14-2007, 02:56 PM
I don't know about the yarn, 'cause I never even saw it IRL, but the cap is looking good so far. Go Mason :woot: