Some things are just meant to be. They are so obvious that even the most obtuse person realizes A Moment has arrived. For me that moment occurred the day after I arrived home from my trip to Scotland. One of my favourite knitwear designers, Kate Davies (yes, the same one who designed the Owl sweater I blogged about), came out with a new pattern.
If I had commissioned a piece of knitting art to commemorate my time walking the Cateran Trail this is exactly what I would have requested. The original Sheep Heid uses the nine natural colours of Jamieson & Smith's Shetland Supreme yarn. I love the subtle shades of the colours in the hat, but decided to try something a bit different. My memories of that time are of blue skies arching over green hills dotted with sheep. I went through my stash of Knit Picks Palette and realized I only needed to order a few colours to do what I wanted with this pattern. I'm rather pleased with the result.
Now I need to patiently wait for the arrival of my order of Shetland Supreme from Jamieson & Smith. This hat was just a warm-up for the real thing. My plan for Wovember is to knit a whole flock of Sheep Heids (Ravelry project link).