When we first received our shipment of Full Circle, I was in love. I love single ply yarns & this one was even more interesting since it was from recycled wool!
I especially loved that it was in 100 gram skeins! So I immediately snapped up a couple of colors…but then I had to decide on what to do with them.
See I volunteer once a week at a wonderful non profit called Pixie Project. They work with area shelters to place homeless cats & dogs into forever homes. My shift starts with cleaning the kitty area (and playing with them, of course!).
Then I get to walk some friendly dogs!
They need walks so they can get some fresh air and exercise and in some cases, to be more social. But it has been getting colder & wetter lately and while we have warm sweaters for the dogs, I decided I needed a new hat – especially one that is in the Pixie colors!
Mara‘s pattern was great – very easy to follow & a lot of fun! And I really loved working with Full Circle. When I started, I thought it might be too itchy to wear since my forehead is very sensitive – I figured I would have to line the inside with some fabric. But after giving it a bath in Soak, it ended up being so comfortable to wear, I didn’t need to worry! I used the colors Fresh & Rock and I’m pretty sure I have enough to make another one if switch the colors. Which I might very well do! I can’t wait for my next doggie walk date to show off my hat.
And if you live in the Portland OR area, be sure to check out Pixie Project! If you are not looking for another friend, they have a great little shop attached to purchase products for your own dog or cat and all the profits go to help find forever homes for those who really need it.
To get a copy of Mara’s pattern, please click here!