My life transformed a lot in the past four months. I got engaged and married.
Before getting married, I felt the obligation of uncovering my yarn stash, and so I did. It was not surprising when I saw his aghast expression! He only knew I knit occasionally, but had yet discovered the secret behind the closet.
He replied: I don't need to buy hats and gloves and scarves for the rest of my life!
Okay, this is the 2nd completed item for his lifelong quest.
And I told him, this is a very special hat - a Nordic design, in a British yarn blend, and is hand knitted with love in Canada!
Yarn: Rowan Purelife British Breeds DK
Needles: 3.3mm and 3.5mm
Design: My own creation based on the famous Marius pattern
I love the undyed shades and the superior quality of the fiber. At first glance they looked like just another skein of Brown Sheep Nature Spun, or Cascade 220 Highland Wool, or Ella Rae Classic Merino, but after just the first few rounds I quickly found they knitted up so beautifully, with just the right balance of drape, crisp, softness, luster, and smoothness that they surpassed the latter undoubtedly. It's the first time I tried Blue Face Leicester and I fell in love! I am eager to try different breeds of wool yarns now!