This is the Syncopated Cap from IK Summer 07, designed by Kate Gilbert. What a fun knit! The details? I used one skein of Louet Gems Pearl, colour #1022, Ginger and one skein of Koigu in colour #P511266, on 3.0 mm needles. I used the two-handed fair-isle technique that I learned from a video put out by Philosopher's Wool (borrowed from the library and probably overdue by now).
Here's a picture of the hat on me, after blocking...
I think it will go quite nicely with my suede coat. And, just because I'm so proud of it, here's a picture of the wrong side of the work...
I can see doing more of these hats. The possibilities for colour combinations are endless! Can you imagine it with a self-patterning sock yarn and a contrasting yarn? How much fun!!
Now, I'm sure you're all wondering about this new opportunity that's come up for me. I didn't want to give out too many details until it was a done deal. Today, it became official. I will be working at a print shop. For the month of June, because of obligations at the yarn shop, I'll be working three days a week, but starting in July, I'll be at the print shop full time. In my other life (before the separation and divorce), I worked in a print shop in Abbotsford, so this is going back to something I've done before. I very much enjoy the work and I get to see projects through from start to finish.
I will be keeping my hand in at the yarn shop as well, working the occasional Saturday. It will be a way to keep the inspiration going; that's important! So, now you know... I will be keeping up the blog and, more importantly, the knitting. I am, after all, a knitting fanatic, right?
On a completely different subject, I have a couple of pictures to share with you, taken when I made a trip home a few weeks ago, but haven't shared yet. I'd like you to meet two of my grandchildren, Oceanna and Teagan.
Oceanna is my younger daughter's daughter and she was born on John's birthday almost two years ago. She wasn't too sure of me, but that's understandable; I don't get to see her as often as I should. Her little brother, Teagan, was born this past December. Remember the story? He couldn't wait to get into the world.
Sharing the limelight with Teagan is Trinity, my oldest granddaughter, Teagan's cousin.
Next time, I'll share another, very special, picture with you. Now, I have to go watch the rest of the hockey game (Go Senators!) and have some dinner.