And, sneaking in without any notice, an FO!
Pattern: Kate Gilbert’s Syncopated Cap, Interweave Knits Summer 2007
Yarn: Regia Silk and Dale Baby Ull
Time Elapsed: Definitely under a week of knitting time
Notes/Modifications: No modifications. Jacob asked me to knit him a hat to wear, “to keep my ears from getting colder”. He requested red and black all together. It wasn’t hard to go from there to the Syncopated Cap pattern. Like many of Ms. Gilbert’s patterns, this is clever and a super-fun knit. The cable-like colorwork is fun, the cap shaping is really neat, and it produces a really warm hat.
The only real problem I had is that while the hat was a perfect size pre-blocking, the yarns really grew. I’m betting it will fit Jacob next year, as well.
Charmingly, he didn’t mind at all and insists on wearing it anyway (although after the photoshoot was done, he did let me roll up the brim).
I know this phase of requesting hand-knits isn’t going to last forever, so I’m cherishing every minute!