Great to get your post! I love hearing -- and seeing -- what you've been up to and what's on your needles.
Panopticon. Wow, I honestly have NEVER heard that word in my life. It's on par with borborygmus, or greige, but even those words are gaining popularity. I looked it up. Very interesting and I wonder about Franklin's thought process that led him to name his blog that. I enjoyed looking at the blog and I'll put it on my list of blogs I frequent. He's got an excellent mind!
On my needles...well currently at THIS very moment, nothing. But here's something that just came off my HOOK...
It started out with this skein of lovely Rowan Colourscapes yarn, colorway designed by Kaffe Fassett (any other Kaffe Fassett fans out there? He is absolutely a GOD of colorwork!).
I used absolutely every bit of that skein for the hat, but it may need a tassle - or a pom pom to tie all the colors together. What do you think? It just so happens I have another skein.
I think in retrospect, I would have preferred to mix up the colors a bit more. It's a bit too linear.
Other than that, I have some UFO's (Un-Finished Objects) laying around including a crocheted blanket, a poncho, a vest, and another hat...eeks! I really don't like UFO's. It goes against my nature.
And, I have a commission for a Dancing Adelies hat in forest green, black, and white. I love commissions! I love when people ask me to make a one-of-a-kind hat just for them, with the colors they like. For me, it's one of the biggest joys of knitting.
Wow, I LOVE the projects you are doing...love all that gorgeous, deep blue. The stripey hat looks awesome. Can't wait to see the finished project.
Knit on Sister!