Hey -- it's not a mitten!

It's my birthday today! Here, look at a tam!Moreover, it's a tam that has two things going for it -- it went up in two days and allowed me to cull the Noro Kureyon population in my stash. That yarn -- of a long-forgotten and indeterminate colourway, and if you know which one it is I'd be happy to hear it -- had been hanging around for ages. The contrast colour is good old Elann Peruvian Highland Wool in Golden Bark. I love how the warm tone of the Golden Bark adds richness to the otherwise too-saccharine-for-its-own-good Noro. If I was getting married next week I would go with the bright blue and bronze colour combination that's happening on the underside of the tam. I'd also have peacock feathers everywhere (and actual peacocks since we are currently operating in the realm of fantasy,) but that's beside the point.

I did the tam in this morning while (ostensibly reading) and obviously listening to Andrew Bird's new record Noble Beast. Mr. Bird is almost ridiculously talented! I have tickets to see him this spring, and oh my crap, the show can not be two full months away, can it? Yes, it can -- I have no choice but to endure. This is helping immeasurably:



I've cast on for a new sock today as well. Pictures will happen later when there is more sock to see. But yes, it's another of my own designs.

The best part about today being my birthday is that in a matter of hours I'm going to be staring down the loaded barrel of a table covered in Korean BBQ (and bi bim bap. Can't forget the bibimbap.) If only every Friday could be so lovely!

11 comments:

Gina said...

Happy Birthday!! and will you put the tam pattern up for sale on Ravelry?

Jodi said...

Love the tam, and have a very happy birthday!

Heather G. said...

Happy Jane Day!

Bertha said...

Happy birthday Jane!!!

I, er....Hi. I'm Rayleen. said...

Happy birthday! Beautiful tam. :)

Adriana said...

Happiest Birthday! Love the tam. Please bring it for show and tell when you come to visit!

Anonymous said...

Have a great birthday. I hope you find time to knit a few stitches. The tam is very pretty.

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday!
Fabulous tam.

Debidee said...

Happy birthday!
Lovely hat. The colour combo is very pretty.

Kris said...

Happy Birthday, and your tam is just lovely!

lisette said...

Happy birthday!
I love your blog. All your mitts are wonderfull (I'm in the learning proces)!! And this tan looks so great!!!!!