Current Projects: More on Haps

There are now four haps projects in progress.

The first is unchanged. Ends still need woven in and blocking still needs to happen for the Hansel hap.

The hap stretcher is well on its way. All that is left is a light sanding of any glue that didn’t get wiped off when putting in the dowel pins and a coating of polyurethane. I made modifications to the original construction instructions based on the materials that were available and will post the mods here on the blog when I get a chance.

Dry fit of hap stretcher

Dry fit of hap stretcher

A closeup

A closeup

The third project, Houlland, is in progress. As of today, there are 29 repeats of the border done and 34 to go.

The tips of 3 repeats

The tips of 3 repeats

The fourth project is new, but already started. I will knit another hap, Lang Ayre, from the Book of Haps. The twist is that I will dye and spin the yarn for this hap. The base wool is a grey Shetland lamb’s fleece.

Fleece in its natural color

Fleece in its natural color

And here are the five colors I dyed for the project this week.

PurpleBlueOrangePinkGreen

The preparing and spinning of this fiber will happen sometime this month during the Tour de Fleece*. If you’re spinning for the Tour, good luck and enjoy yourself!

* For the uninitiated, the Tour de Fleece is a spin-along on ravelry that follows the Tour de France bike race.

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