As long as we are on the subject of fairisle...again. I am so happy with my 2013 Hat. I found this amazing sparkle yarn at Steven Be and had to have it. I envisioned a gradient of some sort and picked up a variety of purple to work with. It was a bit tricky to knit due to the nature of my design. The floats were a bit long and in some parts I had to knit 3 color fairisle, which is never ideal and certainly not traditional. Sometimes it's worth it to break the rules. F.Y.I. Birkie Hat 2012 and 2011.
I've been getting a lot of use out of Birkie hat 2013. Here I am enjoying Belgian waffles dipped in a chocolate, an awesome idea hosted by the Loppet Foundation.