I've been pretty absent from the internet this last week, due to not being very well :( I think I'm on the mend now though!
One of the benefits of down time, is of course that I had time to knit. And so I cast on and finished a brand new project...
A hat for cunning boyfriend. He wore the last hat I made him recently and mentioned how he would love a dark grey hat too. As the last one was just plain rib, I decided to go for something with a bit of a pattern, and Koolhaas was perfect. The design is inspired by the work of the architect Koolhaas, and I knew boyfriend would like this - he's a huge fan of cool architecture *smiles*
In fact, he declared it reminded him of the Gherkin (a building in London), so it definitely fits the architecture theme.
As the last hat I made him was in Malabrigo, I wanted to choose another soft and lovely yarn (also as a treat for me as the knitter of it!). So I bought a couple of balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. It was my first time using it, and it felt absolutely gorgeous *grins*
I had planned to save this to give boyfriend for Christmas, but he's had a pretty crappy week so I decided to give it to him today when he got home (he had to go to South Africa for 2 days for a meeting, and got back at 7am this morning).
As he went to sleep pretty much on arrival at home, I have modelled the hat myself *laughs* He had just enough energy to try the hat on and declare an appropriate amount of love for it before crashing out ;)