Sorry, I lied :o(

I said I would post this a few days ago, but I was lazy things came up.

I finished another one of my 101 goals! A friend of mine gave me some yarn a few months ago. I’m not sure who she got it from, I think it was at the market she works at on Saturdays in Baltimore. It is produced by Minka Fair Trade, which I don’t know more about than the link will tell you.

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It is a handspun undyed wild cotton from Peru. I did find a place that sells it online here. The yarn is thick and thin, and reminds me of popcorn, in both the color and the texture. I really like the feel of this yarn, and since it was only 50g, I thought I would make a calorimetry from it.

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I love the yarn, and that I made this very quickly! (it only took about 5 hours, maybe less) I was worried about how the cotton would work in this pattern for this use, but it is not as stretchy as a wool would probably be, but it still contours to the shape of your head. I would probably knit fewer rows than I did (I already had knit less than the pattern called for) and definitely use a different bind off, since the one I used is not very stretchy, so I would wear that edge towards the front of my head.

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Still looks cute and would be good for mildly cold weather! (by the way, it is hard to get good shots of your own head.)

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And I got new glasses yesterday! I like them!

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