Want a slouch hat but with a whimsical twist? Take one hank of Juniper Moon Farm’s Moonshine and use this Ravelry pattern to work up a soft hat with ribs that make the most of the fiber’s beautiful sheen. Tassels take the whole topper up a notch. Look at that lustrous color!
It’s hard to find warm weather knitting, but this clever one-row lace scarf does the job beautifully. One tiny 25 gram package of Risoni Silk works transforms into a delicate, breezy scarf perfect for summer wear. And oh, the colors! It’s an ideal small-scale travel project with impressive results. You’ll get the pattern free with your yarn purchase.
Sunshine Tank Top
Got 600-900 yards (depending on sizing) of any 5-stitches-to-the-inch yarn in your stash? Download this Ravelry pattern and you’ve got everything you need to make this not-so-basic tank. The trim at the neck and waist adds just the right amount of dash. Go for a more versatile solid, a bright pop of color, or let the yarn do the talking in a texture or pattern. This is a project I’d knit many times with lots of different yarns.
Great for gift knitting but cozy enough to keep to yourself, this simple but stylish cowl knits up quickly with two balls of Tahki’s Juno. An exclusive pattern—free with yarn purchase—comes in two sizes and is easy to memorize. This is another project where different yarns will give you a nice variety of results.
“So good you’ll slap yo’ mama.” Even though I’m not quite sure what that means, the long lines in front of this tiny, rustic eatery mean the food really is that good. Get here early, and be prepared to squeeze through a warren of tightly packed tables, but know your efforts will be rewarded with terrific ribs, the best fried onion rings ever, outstanding pulled pork sandwiches, and even barbecue nachos (my surprisingly excellent choice). We were told to make sure we tasted any pie and their unique banana pudding—and I was glad we did. The lemon ice box pie (a personal favorite) was fabulous, and while I’m not a huge fan of banana pudding, everyone at our table agreed it was delicious. Yes, you’ll wait to be seated (even at 3pm when we went!), but no, you won’t regret it.