I like the idea of self-striping yarns, but I often find that the joins between the colors to be too jarring. I also needed to knit up a quick gift, and am nearly out of worsted weight yarn. So I tried holding this Felici doubled and.... ta da! Much subtler color shifts, very light but bouncy fabric and the whole set knit up in 3 days.
The set is 450 yards of Felici in Dakota, with a smidge of Essential (now Stroll) in Grass thrown in to make the hat long enough. The Dakota is long discontinued now, I think. The set is for the Little Dude's teacher. They've already had their last day of school but, luckily, she'll be at the summer camp as well because I didn't manage to finish it on time.
In other news; I'm just about to get another sewing machine! My Huskystar C10 is a few years old and I completely hate it. I won't go into a full review here, but the beast and I do not get along. I think I'm moving up to an Emerald 183 from my adorable local sewing store. Anyone have experience with that line?