off the needles: laurus

"Laurus" by Dianna Walla

Started: August 28, 2015

Finished: August 29, 2015 (yay!)

Fiber: Quince and Co. Lark (main color: peacoat, contrasting color: malbec)

Notes: Yay for quick knits! This hat was a total whim. I don't even like colorwork that much but with a car ride in my future I thought I would just try and see what happened. And I'm happy I did! I had some leftover Lark yarn from some projects I did this winter and had just enough to knit this project. The colors aren't super contrasting, but that's kind of my style, so it works, and it was so simple it literally took me less than a day. I made the middle size in the fitted version and it was perfect. The Mr. tried it on and it was way too small, so if I was knitting one for him I'd go with the largest size, and the slouchy version. 

Best of all, Laurus is a free pattern through the #fringehatalong series that Karen is hosting on her blog! I also knit the L'Arbre hat from this series earlier this summer. It's a great little series that would be great for beginning knitters looking to expand their skill set. All in all, I would say definitely knit this little hat and feel happy about a day well-spent. 

Still spinning BFL this week and kind of avoiding swatching for Timberline. I'm excited to knit the sweater, but the swatching? I think I'm mostly afraid I'm going to have to do it more than once. That's silly, typing it out, but there it is. Any thoughts from people who love swatches?