It seems to be accessory-palooza around here, with the unfortunate consequence of a great lack of posting, either here of in Ravelry. (Many items have, however, made a brief appearance in Instagram.) So, to force myself to get those photos taken, I am assembling my accessories into a little post here.
Ogle Designs, both yarn and pattern. I won them as a door prize at the Madison Knitters Guild Knit-In, lucky me! The brown and tan colors do not photograph well (at least for someone with my poor-to-middling skills), but so look lovely in person. A good pattern and a fun quick knit. I see these being stolen by a teenager when complete.
Barley hat crazed and knit three from recycled cashmere yarn as gifts for my husband, nephew and daughter's boyfriend. When I found this well-aged ball of yarn I had hand dyed at Camp Stitches, I decided it had to be a Barley, too. This is a great pattern from Tin Can Knits that really successfully walks the unisex line. And, it's free! I am not so excited about the color pooling on the ribbed band, but it is only a little bit that doesn't flow into the hat itself, so I (and, hopefully, it's future recipient) can live with it. This pattern is excellent for using variegated yarns.