Originally, I started this hat with the intention of gifting it to my sister in law for Christmas. However, once it was done, its slouchier style felt a little too funky for her more conservative taste. Alas, new hat for myself, which fits like a glove and has just enough hip to it.

Varia’s ombre style is gorgeous, just make sure you pick your yarns to gain the right effect. I used little remnants of several different yarns–Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Manos Del Uruguay Maxima and Wool Clasica. Next time I make this (oh, they’ll be plenty of next times–just think of all the color combinations possible!), I’ll be sure not to use too many different types so as to make sure its really uniform throughout; some of the yarns blocked a bit differently.


I knit the Navona cardigan this summer; I’ve only worn it once or twice this fall but received lots of compliments and definitely need to take proper snaps of the sweater.

Knit up using Madelinetosh Merino Lite in the betine and antique lace colorways and my only modification was no buttons. Gorgeous. It’s a simple pattern that let’s this yarn shine.