Oh, what the hell.... Everyone's doing it, why not join in. A need for a quick fix brought this Odessa hat to life. A nice quick knit, simple-simple-simple, but interesting enough to hold through to the end. Rowan products are scarce - and expensive, $12/ball minimum - in these parts, so it was nice to give the Cashsoft a whirl. Lovely, lovely yarn, a real treat to knit with. I suspect my hands may never touch another ball again, though. Too rich for my blood.
I do enjoy the beads, but opted for an even three rows in the middle, and another row along the bottom edge. Nothing too flashy, just a hint of clear beads. Perfect, a wool hat, just in time for rainy spring. Harumph!
I think my next stop will be a foray into lace knitting. I've been hoarding and contemplating lace patterns for years, and after watching hundreds of shawls and stoles in development online, it may well be time I shop my lace weight stash. There are some great ideas brewing at See Eunny Knit, a whole series on lace knitting in her Majoring in Lace posts. I may well even have the pattern and supplies for this Sampler Stole-a-long, another Eunny-led lace adventure.