So a couple of weeks before Rhinebeck, when I was hard at work on both a sweater and a sweater dress (only one of which I finished in time), I realized that, if I didn’t act quickly, I wasn’t going to have anything handspun to wear at Rhinebeck. That had to be rectified, and fast.
I wanted something that would look good with the golden, tweedy dress I was making. I went searching through Rav and fell in love with this ridiculously beautiful handspun Norie.
Gah! I love Falklands! And I LOVE Adrian’s color sense. I totally love these colors so much. I loved the Norie pattern, too (I made it without the Cat’s Paw lace bits), but I’m a little iffy about the hat itself. Even on my big ol’ noggin, it’s huge and floppy.
But from this angle, whoa! It’s ginormous!
It’s a whopping 13″ long – I saw some other projects on Rav where the knitters shortened it to 9-10″. I’m planning to do the same, because I just don’t like how flat and floppy it is in the back. I haven’t shortened it yet, but I hope to soon!
It’s a fast, fun pattern, and looks great with handspun.