This hat was given to me by TurtleGirl while we were at SAFF last weekend. The cool thing about it that she knit the hat with some of her hand spun yarn. It is a very cool memento from a great weekend from a great new friend.
This is the first hand knit item I've been gifted since I became a knitter a few years ago. It is pretty cool to be given something hand knit by someone else.
Now that I knit, I appreciate hand knitted items a lot more than I did when my mom would knit for me. It does make me sad that I didn't fully appreciate it then.
The photo on the left is of the stitch detail of the hat. I love the colors and the stitch patterns she picked out for the hat. Everything came together really well.
Heck, I even stole the photos TurtleGirl took for this post. All I did was crop and change the coloring a little bit in the top picture. So a big thank you to her!
I do know that when she handed me this hat I decided I'd at have to at least try my hand at spinning yarn. I'm going to have to sit down with my new spindle for a little while this weekend and see what I can come up with.