Finally, well into the third decade of my life, I've decided to like pretty things. I like lace and filigree and cherry blossoms and delicate skirts. And now I even, in some contexts, like pink. This hat makes me very happy when I wear it (which I am not here, but is looks so lovely on Sorren, too, does it not?).
I think part of what I enjoy so much about this hat is the immense relief of knitting something that someone else designed. And all I had to do was follow directions. Ahhhhhhhh. The pattern is Orchids and Fairy Lights by the marvelous and whimsical Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits. The pattern was a delight, and so quick and easy that before I knew it I was dressing up in all my girliest clothing (a quick survey of the wardrobe says this area could use some expansion) and floating around town like a little girl in her first pair of butterfly wings. I have not, I swear it, had a cranky moment since, and that's a lot of power in one pink hat! Malabrigo worsted (in Dusty), what can I say. It's just hard to go wrong.
If anyone else out there is feeling the need for some Lovely + Delicate, give pink a try. It could rock your world, too.