I knitted for my spouse:
An Armando hat (ravelry link) in Malabrigo worsted!
Jared says: “Didn’t I also look stoned in the picture you took of me wearing the hat you made me last year?”
I don’t know; let’s find out.
Things I learned from this project:
1. Slip stitch patterns, and slip-stitch-like patterns, are surprisingly very awesome looking with handpainted yarn.
2. Yarn that is not plied (it’s just one thick strand, not a 2 or more twisted together) is more likely to pill. Can’t believe it took me this long into yarny obsession to learn this. This means that such yarn is good for hats, but not so great for sweaters that will get any kind of heavy wear. Wish I’d figured that out before I made a big purple sweater out of Crystal Palace’s beautiful Fjord yarn. And bought a whole bag of Nashua Handknits Shenandoah for my next sweater. Eh. Oh well. You live; you learn; you get a sweater shaver.