I wasn’t disappointed. It was a great project to pass the time as we waited for family to arrive for the holiday festivities — a simple design plus scrumptious yarn. Tempest, an incredibly soft single, is a yarn only available in this kit and what a perfect treat it was!
Then I set it down in the hub-bub after the holiday & during my birthday weekend for no other reason than to make it last a little while longer. Alas, I had to finish…
Deb Newton, the designer, did a truly great job with this pattern. It was well-written & easy to follow. What’s even better is that she’s been available throughout the knit via the special Deb Newton Collection KAL being hosted over in the Imperial Stalkers Ravelry group. It’s been very fun to share pictures and chat with the designer herself in the forum. And there’s still time to join in on the fun of this KAL which runs through the end of the month. There are 9 patterns to choose from (you can check the list out here), many of which are pretty quick knits, and at the end of the KAL one lucky participant will win a sweater’s worth of Imperial Yarn. That’s pretty phenomenal incentive and a great excuse to try out one of these awesome patterns & some lovely Imperial Yarn if you ask me!
I’ve loved this quick & fun project, learning about the awesome history of Imperial Stock Ranch, and creating with this new-to-me yarn. I even have a cozy new hat to show for it! This project definitely has me eyeing the other yarns and pattern ideas from Imperial Yarn – I hope you’ll find some time to give them a try soon, too!