I love a toasty head. Unfortunately most wooly hats make my head itch, even the soft cashmere one I got on sale from BR. Then I saw knitbloggers making Shedir from Knitty. The pattern was intriguing, plus the comfort of Rowan Calmer. I got a ball in the shade 'calmer' and knitted the hat on dpn's from beginning to end. My stitches look rather wonky and it took me over a week to finish it, but that's fine. I wore it today (June gloom is ripping through SF)
Knitting is my prime passion right now but I also sew, make jewelry, bind books, well, I'm your classic 'I can make that myself' girl. Sewing is the hardest for me, and despite having taking classes, I still feel like a total beginner. This Kimono top was a painless project. I used a McCalls pattern and a tan-indigo cotton fabric from my stash. I thought it would be a great lounging top for those hot days when my room turns into a sauna. Where are you, hot days???