Perhaps a small number of you may remember this post? I have this thing about urns. I love them. I can't get enough of them. When I saw this beauty in an antique shop today, I tried to walk away. But... resistence was futile. I don't even mind that one of the handles is broken off. To me, that just adds to its charm.
I often wonder what it is that makes me so repetitive by nature. I rarely break out of comforting color schemes or patterns. Although, I will admit that I also bought a bright red purse today. Red may just be the only bright color that I feel works with all neutrals -- you know, the basic grey, camel, black, beige family that I have come to know and love so well.
If I am passing a wrack of clothing, I will almost always go for an item in black no matter how many colors it comes in. Grey comes in as a close second because, well, it goes with black! And therefore, it should be no surprise to any of you that I knit the Eastscarf by Nora Gaughan in a shade called "Carbon." It is neither black nor grey but something in between. Although, I had two woman at the LYS swear to me that it was brown!
See, the urn is already making itself useful! When I tell you that this pattern was a joy to knit, I mean go right now and grab yourself two skeins of something smooth and make it immediately! It is just that good.
And since I'm into the small projects in neutrals lately, how I could I resist the Habitat pattern by Jared Flood? I could not. I scooped it up as soon as it became available online and cast on immediately. I nearly called out sick to work the next day because I wanted to finish this hat! At lunchtime I happened upon a sale at the LYS and bought enough Skye Tweed in two different colors to make four more of these babies. Yes, it is also just.that.good!
The best part? The little star motif at the crown, which, as I noted on Ravelry, makes my heart skip a beat or two. Seriously, if you love cables, this is a must knit. Just ask my friend Heather who not only modeled it for me but got to keep it!
Doesn't she look happy?