However, I somehow managed to finish this fabulous Fair Isle hat!
Now, this is an accomplishment for me, because this is the first colorwork project I have attempted since the great "colorwork baby sweater of doom" debacle (we don't speak of it). This project started because I suddenly had this strong urge to knit something with Berroco Ultra Alpaca after reading a post by one of my favorite fellow bloggers, Evelyn over at Project: Stash. She has been working on the most beautiful cardigan in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light.
I happened to have some Berroco Ultra Alpaca (the worsted version) left over from another colorwork project and wanted to use some of it up. I almost instantly decided on the pattern Opus Spicatum because it seemed doable and looks really adorable. I half expected for this project to go horribly wrong as well, but behold my success!
It also knit up very quickly and was surprisingly satisfying to work on. I can certainly see why people get hooked on these kinds of projects. After the success of this one, I hope to have more patience and courage to try another in the future.