My mom has this really lovely friend, Jane. She is always so well put together. Imagine a taller, Audrey Hepburn, that’s Jane. Although, she’s lived in Canada most of her adult life, she is still very British. That accent… love it!!! Her sense of humor is charmingly tongue-in-cheek too. An exceptional woman!
Jane is a knitter. I found this out when she saw my son’s modified Rikke hat that I knit him a while ago and she could just “read the pattern” by looking at it!! She loved it, the texture, the yarn and the crown decreases and said that she’d like to knit one just like it.
So, I emailed her the link for the Rikke hat and gave her the details for the yarn and some possible substitutions. I also pointed her to Ravelry… enabler that I am 😉
Jane hasn’t been able to knit very much lately, her hands have been too shaky to hold the needles still. You see, Jane was recently diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease.
From one knitter to another, a handknit hat.
Rikke #2 ** (my Ravelry notes)
Pattern: Rikke Hat by Sarah Young
Yarn: Mirasol Qina in “Purple Haze”
Needles: Size US 5 & 7 / 3.75 & 4.5 mm
** The hat is being modelled by my 6-year-old that’s why it looks extra, extra slouchy
This hat is beautiful. I love the colour and all that texture. And what a beautiful gift from one knitter to another!
Wow you finished the hat !!! Didn’t even recognize the pattern anymore, turned out ! I’m sure Jane will be very touched.
Gorgeous gift and one that will be cherished by a fellow knitter.
You’re such a sweet person. Gorgeous hat!
Fab. I love the color of the yarn.
What a gorgeous hat. I am sure Jane will love the precious, handmade gift.
You knit like a dream. Stunning hat, pattern and yarn. I love it. 🙂