I'm so blessed to have super crafty friends! Smartwick knitted this hat for me for Christmas! I just love it. It's super soft and a great color for me. The hat pattern is from Our Favorite Knitting Teacher, Laura Irwin. You should buy her book Boutique Knits, if you haven't already. I'm realizing how great of a pattern writer she truly is which is hard to find in the pattern world.
Here is my new beautiful hat in all of it's glory.
Smartwick didn't stop there. She also infused vodka for presents. The bottle on the left is ginger vodka. I haven't tried it yet. The bottle on the right is hot pepper vodka that she infused with peppers from her garden. At first I was a bit leery becaue I've never had pepper vodka before. Well, you can see from the bottle that I love it! It's just so good. Below is a recipe she gave me. I think this is now my favorite drink.
*One part pepper vodka
*Three parts pineapple juice
*Serve with ice (the ice helps cool your throat)