Now that Christmas has come and gone I can show you what I've been working on. I knit my way through September, October, November and December. It was great! Read books on the subject, trolled Ravelry, learned a lot of new skills and techniques, found left-handed knitting tutorials on YouTube. I was as happy as a clam.
You might remember this watch cap made last year. I got the idea to make it again and use self striping yarn for the center band. Crofters DK is perfect for this. Most of the patterns on the site use the yarn for the entire garment, but I paired it with cream to enhance the Fair Isle effect.
It looks so much more complicated than it really is. I love the way it turned out. I made one for my DIL and then had to make one for me! The pattern is available as a free download on Ravelry.
P.S. I changed my font because the new blog editor makes 'normal' sized font appear too small. A new look for the new year. ;)