Okay, anyone who knows my knitting habits probably saw this one coming. Colorwork? The catnip of knitting.
And what better small-scale canvas to play with a new yarn than a hat? I was a bit worried that the hat would be too thin in sport weight yarn, though certainly no less warm than say, a lace beret. But the colorwork admirably serves the dual purpose of decoration and making the hat thicker. And I'm completely charmed with the amount of decoration I can fit in this smaller gauge. The only downside to the sport weight is that it does take longer. For now I'm okay with that.