First, of all, congratulations to Elizabeth! The random number generator picked her comment from among the 343 entries to win Minty’s Tapestry Cowl pattern and the yarn to make it. I knew Elizabeth from Flickr, but didn’t realize she had a knitting blog–it turns out she’s a teenage knitting prodigy from right here in Michigan.
I was recently lucky enough to test-knit the Joni hat pattern from Through the Loops [ravelry link].
Kirsten cranks out patterns like it’s nothing, and they’re all classic and clever. The Joni hat is no exception.
pattern: Joni, by Kirsten Kapur of Through the Loops
yarn: Shibui sock merino
needles: US 3 Addi circular
So, while it’s not my favorite for socks, I thought the Shibui was fine for the small, three-dimensional pieces of the Eden scarf. And now I think it looks fabulous in this kind of two-color work, where the pooling is less of an issue.
I just sent the finished hat to my friend Michelle, who will wear it and brighten up the Chicago winter this year.
Next up? Kirsten’s popular Thorpe hat [ravelry link] for myself, and a fingering-weight top that I just started. The top took me by surprise, and now I haven’t knit anything else in days. I expect to get heaps done on it while I’m glued to the TV during Tuesday’s election night party, but am a little concerned that my gauge will get VERY TIGHT as we watch the returns come in…