I love how it came out. I just used a basic hat pattern - one inch of ribbing of K1P1 and then I made up my own color work. I did a REALLY basic pattern that I wouldn't even really call a pattern per se - but it was two stranded color work and that was all I was after. My BIL would probably not have cared if I just did the stripes solid - but hey it was an opportunity to try something new and I took it.
(Is it wrong that I'm still proud of myself! hehehe... )
I also finished up a few felted bags for presents. This one is my favorite.
It's the buttonhole bag from Mason Dixon. I used two strands of Cascade 220 for the pink and lime green sections and Malabrigo for the dark green. I love putting two different kinds of yarn together on a felted bag - it gives it an extra dimension because every yarn felts differently. The Malabrigo is dense and soft - perfect for the handle - and the cascade is just a little fuzzy.
I added a pin - I think it really gives it a special touch.
This particular bag was intended for my sis-in-law.... yes I said WAS. I stole it! But then I made another one exactly like it. So much for no knitting for myself this month!
I also received a package from my coffee swap pal. I am so excited! There are so many goodies inside!
Two kinds of coffee that smell amazing.
A mug - with one of my favorite paintings on it
Andies Candies - mmmmm....
Shortbread cookes - double mmmm....
A set of notecards
Awesome yarn - Fearless Fiber in Glorious green - my favorite color! And my favorite thing - a small knitting bag with coffee cups on it.
I can't tell you how much I love this bag. It still smells like coffee and I can't stop sniffing it!
Oh and better late than never - here's a funny pic from Monday's knit night - one phone - many colors to pick from!