I finished my project and can now post pictures as the contest is closed. Tina at Soper Creek Yarn set up the entries in the window for voting and there are lots of unique projects. I always knit something practical, something I can put in the gift bin when I get it back (or keep for myself). Others knit (or crochet) all kinds of things:
My hat is at the front of the photo, with the intarsia chevrons. Others knit toys, blankets, cowls, a shawl, and baby clothing. (photo from Soper Creek Yarn blog).
My hat was my first foray into intarsia, with sections of colour that use 'bobbins' or small amounts of yarn in each spot. I've done lots of stranded colourwork - carrying the yarn behind when not in use - but never this method.
The hat is a pattern from Knitscene by Teresa Gregorio called Northern Hat. I love the back, with its textured pattern:
I'm not sure I'm ready for another intarsia project, but I'm glad I tried. I did this also as part of a KAL with Tin Can Knits - "New Tricks" - to learn a new skill. May try another project with less fiddly sections for colour change. Perhaps the Tin Can Knits Sweetness Cowl with a change mid-row. Until then, onward with the rest of the WIPs. Need to "get 'er done!".