Hi everybody. This is my first KAL! What you see here is a scan of a red watchcap I'm making for my boyfriend. It's pretty "plain vanilla" knitting, but it's what he wants. He liked the hats the guys on Team Zissou wore in the movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, so that's what I'm trying to produce. I'm knitting it with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in cranberry. The pattern's pretty simple: Cast on 96 stitches, knit ribbing for about 3 1/2 inches, then switch to a larger needle and knit stockinette for about 6 inches. Then I'll start the decreases.
I made one like this for myself a couple weeks ago, but added some orange and yellow in a geometric pattern. Hopefully I can post a pic of that one soon. I haven't got a digital camera, so until I get film developed, I can only share scans. Which is pretty easy to do--I just lay the knitting on the scanner and--voila! A fairly detailed "close up" shot.
I also will be making a multicolored hat for his daughter during this KAL. She'll be five at the end of the month. So it's going to have a lot of pink and purple in it!