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Old 06-25-2007, 05:13 PM   #1
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My summer project...
I'm not known for doing things in a small way, when I do something I do it "up big". Like the year I volunteered to make all the costumes for the church Christmas play..... so what if there were 120 "Bible time" costumes to make, I too two weeks vacation and sat at my sewing maching til the last gown was done.

Well, my latest idea is nice warm NEON YELLOW caps for my Volunteer Ambulance squad (I am an EMT). You may remember some time ago I posted looking for neon yellow yarn (not easy to find). Well I settled on the Falk Neon yellow, pricey but nice, and below is my first finished cap.

Oh yea did I mention we have 18 people on the squad

I have not yet purchased all the yarn but did send a letter to Spin Blessing in the hope they could give me a bit of a bulk discount...... I need aobut three skeins per cap

Everything else has gone on the back burner for the moment...... I may have to take a break from neon yellow hats from time to time and work on something else.
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:48 PM   #2
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Doesn't Caron simply soft make a series of neon colors?
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
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Caron Simply Soft Brites in Lemonade is here:
http://shopcaron.com/shop/cart.php?t...t&product_id=8
But it may be too much yellow, not enough neon...
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:28 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by feministmama View Post
Doesn't Caron simply soft make a series of neon colors?
Yes, but the are acrylic. These need to be warm so wool is the way to go. This is the site I gave her for the yarn. It also glows in the dark...a bonus for an EMT type person.
http://spinblessing.com/item.php?art=falkneon

The hat looks awesome and you're a sweetheart for doing this for them! I can't believe it's taking that much yarn though!
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:34 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Yes, but the are acrylic. These need to be warm so wool is the way to go. This is the site I gave her for the yarn. It also glows in the dark...a bonus for an EMT type person.
http://spinblessing.com/item.php?art=falkneon

The hat looks awesome and you're a sweetheart for doing this for them! I can't believe it's taking that much yarn though!

I'm using a double strand, the single strand was just too light. I started one with a single strand it just didn't work. These hats are ment to BE WARM. I'm in upstate NY where you can wind up out in sub zero temps with auto accident at any time of the day or night (usually night).
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:48 PM   #6
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Kudos for what you're doing!
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Yay! The hat looks awesome. I know they'll love it. Good for you!
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Ginny, I told my DH (a retired firefighter) what you are doing and he thought it was awesome! He suggested you show/tell the local FDs in the area the hats and he said you might be able to make some money from all this! I wouldn't be surprised if someone would pay for a warm, safety hat!
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:06 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Ginny, I told my DH (a retired firefighter) what you are doing and he thought it was awesome! He suggested you show/tell the local FDs in the area the hats and he said you might be able to make some money from all this! I wouldn't be surprised if someone would pay for a warm, safety hat!
HAHAHAHAHA, you mean AFTER I get the 18 done for my own squad??? My hope is to make Christmas gifts of them. Actually I'm just finishing my second hat, it's getting faster. I discovered that metal needles go alot quicker than the plastic Denise. I've got it down to about 3 evenings of knitting (and mornings on the way to work), I am doing two 12 hour shifts at the firehouse a week this summer plus one long weekend a month so if everyone will stay healthy I should get LOTS of knitting done.
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Looks great, and what a lovely thing to do!
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