Just like my Selbu, but in a variegated yarn. I think this pattern suits itself beautifully to variegated yarn! It was so beautiful and addictive to knit, Koigu produces absolutely fabulous colors and this one has the most stunning purples, blues, indigos and pinks all twisted together. That there is my crafting buddy Rita. Isn't she gorgeous? We've known each other since college, and our friendship has evolved through Chinese dance, crafting, and general DIY-ness. The woman cut my hair a couple days ago, for crying out loud! Stupendous she is. That's why this hat is named "Longevity" - for our friendship - though I also toyed with the idea of "Evolution." But maybe I'm hoping it'll be good luck for another decade if friendship (at least) to come.
Thanks Rita! Love ya!