I don’t take many custom orders, but I will take them from time to time. I had a guy who was interested in one of my hats that I have available in my Etsy shop. He asked me that if I didn’t think this was the right hat if I could make him one close to the one I have listed. The hat itself is too small. So after talking to him and finding some fiber of the color of his choosing I am starting it this evening. I’m kind of excited to be spinning for a purpose instead of spinning with no end product in mind.
*Update* 24 November 2019
So I spun up some gorgeous sheep/angora blend yarn, but I’m afraid that it is too dark. The guys wants silver which when I first pulled it out the handful I grabbed was silver. As with all natural colored fibers there can be a wide gradient of color, this is what happened here. So I ordered some Alpaca/tussah silk fiber. This fiber is delicious. It’s so soft that I want to crawl in it and just lay there forever. It has a beautiful silver color to it as well. I spun a little last night and it is a dream to spin.
27 Nov 19: Update
FINALLY, I am ready to ply tonight. This should be a nice worsted weight yarn. Once this is plied I will set the twist and then when it’s dry start on crocheting this hat. The reason I have the yarn sit in the winder over night is so that when I go to ply it it’s a little relaxed and not super full of energy, which can cause it to tangle along the way. This doesn’t fully prevent the tangling, but I’ve noticed it has helped.
*Update Dec 9, 2019*
I know I haven’t updated too much, but the hat is done. I love these hats. They are a pain where the yarn gets twisted, but the look is great. I may try an make one in bright colors and see how they turn out. Hopefully the person who ordered it will love it.
16 Dec Update*
Got the package sent out. Hopefully the guy will love it or at least like it.