Not My Strong Suit

So the plan had been to put this pattern up on Monday.  But it’s ready now, and I don’t really do patience if I can help it.  Also, there might just possibly be something else going on on Monday that I’ll want to squee about.  So I’m putting it out now.  Handy thing, making your own schedule.

These are, of course, the magical, sanity-saving, purple hats.  One is for me, and one has made its way into the post to head off to my mom.  The first of these was cast on within hours of getting my hands on the new Everlasting 12 ply dk by Dream in Color.  I remain unreasonably smitten with it.  It’s more or less perfect, and it’s the first time I’ve seen one of the ‘zillions of tiny plies’ style yarns in a heavier weight.  I’ve already gotten scads more for another project and will be casting on soon.

And now, because the people at Dream in Color are awesome, I can share this new obsession treat with you.  I’ve got two skeins of Everlasting 12 ply dk in the color Amethyst to give away.  You can easily make both of these hats from one skein of yarn (I made 2 big hats from one skein and had about 30 yards leftover).

If you want to give it a try yourself, go take a look at the Everlasting colors, pick your favorite (or favorites, I’ve not been able to narrow it down much really), and leave me a comment telling me which ones you like best.  Remember, I’ve got Amethyst, the one used in the hat to give away, I’m just shamelessly polling you to find out what colors you like (and to pad out my next shopping list). Do be sure to use your real email address (no one but me will see it, and I won’t use it for anything other than to notify the winner).  I’ll keep comments open until Tuesday evening, and announce winners on Wednesday.

In the meantime, if your own sanity needs a little restoration, you can find the pattern here.