Though it's definitely been some time since my last post, I in no way have lost my passion for knitting. I've continued to knit and design all these months. Albeit at a slower pace due to my time and other activities taking precedence.
For quite some time now my Father has always given me a hard time that I've never knit him anything. Well I finally decided to knit him something special. I knitted a simple class beanie in black but I made this beanie special. Gave it some edginess with a hand-sewn Harley Davidson emblem above the brim. My Father has been a biker for as long as I've been and longer. So many memories I have as a child growing up around the biking world. Harley Davidson being staple in that world goes without saying.
I, obviously, developed a love of bikes and the aesthetics that make biking known, like Harley Davidson. When I went searching for an emblem to sew on, I felt I should go with not the typical Harley Davidson logo and opted for wings. Wings to me symbolized, freedom, spirit, edginess, long runs, a unique soul.
The emblem turned out perfect, just as I had envisioned. It turned out to be pretty easy hand sewing the emblem on the beanie than I first thought, and once I got going on it, didn't take me long to finish.
This is a surprise gift to my Father, not for any event, just for being my Father.
Pattern: Custom knit - no pattern used
Yarn: Plymouth Worsted Merino Green Planet Yarn LYS.