A dear friend of mine is going through some unexpected and, to be honest, quite scary medical problems right now. Being a knitter, I did what knitters do when someone we care about is in need. I cast on. I'd been wanting to knit Odessa for quite some time, but never really got around to it. When I heard my friend's news, though, I knew it was the right time. I cast on with some hot pink to match my friend's bright personality, and a few days later, here it is, ready to be sent. She lives across the country, and while a hat might not do much, hopefully it lets her know I'm thinking about her.
Pattern: Odessa by Grumperina. Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Watermelon. Needles: US 5, Brittany Circ and Susan Bates dpns.
violet is a crafty girl with feminist values. knitting is her main squeeze, but she also flirts with sewing, embroidery, mosaics, jewelry making, block printing, and polymer clay. she's also been known to cook and garden. she loves a good thrift shop, teapots, and her boyfriend kellen.