It's been months since I posted, and years since I knit this next item, but for various reasons I never got around to sharing it earlier.
Here's the full story...
Kaffe Knits Again and all the yard needed to knit one of the projects in the book. I was so overwhelmed and grateful for the amazing gift, that I decided that instead of knitting the scarf that they had selected the yarn for, I would knit something from the book for them.
With so many crazy, colourful designs to choose from, it took me a bit, but then I had the perfect idea. There's this pattern for a men's vest, that has houses all over it. The houses are all different colours, but they're very uniform in shape. It's called Houses.
The Big Orange Splot before, you must. It's a fantastic kids book about non-conformity. Mr. Plumbean lives on a neat street, where all the houses look the same, until a seagull drops a can of orange paint on his roof, and Plumbean refuses to clean it off. He says, "My house is me and I am it. My house is where I like to be and it looks like all my dreams."
Anyways, I knit Kaffe Fassett's Houses as a vest for my nephew, adding an orange splot to one of the roofs. I love the way it turned out.