I'm planning on knitting the bonnet for myself!
Today I'm spinning up some vegan yarn from these beautiful batts:
I wanted to make my own vegan fiber blends, since they're usually expensive to buy in roving form when they're made with organic cotton, so I carded up these batts from 50% organic cotton and 50% bamboo and then hand-painted them. I have 2oz in pale yellows & green and 2oz in pale orange, yellow, green, and pink, so I'm planning on plying them together. I love how they're spinning up so far! The picture doesn't show it well, but the matte cotton and the shiny bamboo are all swirled together - lovely! These blends are time-consuming to make, since it takes several passes through the carder to get them well blended and smooth, but I might make some more to spin some single ply yarns from.
I also started crocheting a market bag from hemp twine today, using this pattern. I was going to buy a bunch of hemp yarn, but I decided to just use the cord I had on hand. It's stiff, and I sort of have to wrestle with it, but this bag should last forever! Our local farmers market starts next Thursday (I think), I'm so excited! It's literally right outside our apartment, maybe a block away.