Sounds strange? Not at all, once you'll let me explane.
What: Thunderstorm toque / Abbye Knits
How: Circular needles 3.5 ja 4.5 mm
From: KVG Woolworks Merino DK, 81 g
I'm taking part in the annual Indie design gift-along hosted on Ravelry. It includes a huge bunch of independent Knit and crochet designers having a 25 % sale for a week and then everyone joining in for gift knitting.
The event has 8 different categories, each with their own KAL thread. And if you manage to complete a project in each of the eight categories, you've tamed the Octopus. I haven't participated in Tour de Sock for a few years now and I miss the competition. So here I am, chasing an octopus.
The spirit of the Indie design gift-along is for the designers to promote each other instead of everyone promoting themselves. So I'm hoping to knit these 8 projects by 8 different designers.
My first project was a super cool hat that I've wanted to knit for a long time. It has a folded rib, showy cables with bobbles in between. But the show stopper is the star shaped crown. I modified the pattern to have a long tail tubular cast on. Just to make the cast on edge nice and round.
I finished the hat in almost one night and it turned out just perfect. The plan was to knit Christmas gifts but what am I to do if the hat fits me so well.
And the Yarn. It is the softest thing ever! It's a treasured left over yarn from my stash. I've made a shawl in this yarn some years ago so I'll have to keep the beanie for myself. They make such a cute set!