A hat! Not just a hat, a winter hat! Yep, I knit myself a wool hat (and not just any wool, but Shetland wool from Shetland sheep living on Shetland and processed in to yarn there too) in the summer. =)
and for some reason I always read it as the French "moderne," although I
don't think that's what the designer intended. The hat was my first
stranded (i.e. using two colors at once) project. My tension is a
little wonky in some of the parts that alternated single stitches of
each color, but overall I'm really happy with it. Using two colors
essentially creates a hat of double thickness, this one is really warm.
The knitting was completed in just under a month, faster than I expected. I knit like a fiend
while E was napping. The entire hat was knit while he was sleeping - I
think I tried working on it once in the car while Hubbo was driving, but
E needed some distractions, so that didn't last.