Polling the Collective
Published On: November 24, 2010

Apparently the action shot didn’t quite cut it and folks want to see the top of The Boy’s hat too. I’m happy to oblige.  One hat, all tidy and finished!  I think the next hat will be for me (having gotten some of my mistakes out of the way on my early victims friends and family).  I think it’s time to explore the realms of the slightly poufy hat.  I’ve decided the watch cap style doesn’t suit my face and the poufy hat has the potential to look reasonably non-dorky on me.

Now this is actually where you guys come in.  You are an awfully clever bunch, and I’m going to shamelessly take advantage of it.  I have a pretty good grasp of sock yarns.  I’ve made erm…dozens of pairs of socks.  I have many more skeins of sock yarn frolicking in the depths of my stash.  I’m fairly familiar with a good chunk of the currently available sock yarns.  That knowledge took a while to accumulate, and getting it has been a huge part of making successful socks.

Now that I’m starting to do projects with thicker yarn, I realize I don’t know nearly as much about them as I do about sock yarns.  I’m just not as familiar with what’s out there.  So this is where you come in.  If you have a favorite thicker yarn (or two, or three), could you leave me a comment with the name?  Obviously a list isn’t a substitute for getting to know the various yarns, but it is a good place to start.

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