Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your kind words about Dr. G's Memory Vest. Each story of families affected by Alzheimer's and Dementia motivates me to get this pattern finished. It is heartrending how many have had to watch a loved one fade away from these terrible diseases.
Since knitters are such honest types, I will be using the honor system when I offer the pattern in exchange for donations to Alzheimer's and Dementia research.
I knit up a little Cap Karma last Thursday. It was a particularly cold and blustery night in NYC, so I wandered uptown to String and treated myself to a bit of cashmere. This stuff is delicious! So soft! I used Brooklyn Tweed's modifications for this hat to continue the cabling onto the crown.
It has taken awhile, but I have finally chosen a winner for my "help me find a pattern for my homespun" contest. I swatched, and swatched. There were so many wonderful suggestions. I think I tried out about 6 or 7 of them before finally settling on Bainbridge. I modified the pattern a bit by eliminating the ties and using a button to close it.
Since three people suggested this pattern, I used a random number generator to select one. The roll of the die picked Nova. Send me your address Nova and I will send a project bag and some fiber-y goodness your way.
Bainbridge works up beautifully in handspun. The simple broken rib of the pattern shows the yarn off to perfection and softness of Kim's fiber (silk, angora, merino) deserves to be draped around the neck. I wore my new Bainbridge on my schlep into the city tonight and it kept my neck toasty warm!
Thanks to everyone for all of the incredible suggestions. My Ravelry queue has grown quite a bit as a result! If you haven't looked through all of the comments, go have a peek. There are some fantastic, quick knits listed.