The Wurm Hat Project: Finished

The Wurm Hat Project is finished.  The Noro yarn I used was wonderful to work with but the fibers were loosely spun–sometimes I had to pull the yarn with force from the center of the ball and the fibers broke.  As I neared the final decrease rows, I noticed that the fibers were particularly loose and were not going to hold up to my pulling the final strand through the remaining stitches so I needed to find a fiber for strengthening.  Here are some choices.

Choosing another fiber

Choosing another fiber

I ended up choosing a DMC Pearl Cotton #5 which blended pretty well with the orange yarn.  It allowed me to pull the yarn tightly through the remaining stitches.

Choosing Pearl Cotton #5

Choosing Pearl Cotton #5

Here is the final hat from the side and from the top.  I would definitely make this hat again.  I am almost finished with my scarf using leftover yarns from my fingerless gloves.  Then I will need to find a new knitting project for my night time entertainment.





Coming up this week: Update on The Animal Collage Project and a Christmas message.


Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics as well as making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at and here (previously but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me.

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