For some time, I've wanted to knit something light and airy. I also wanted to wear something hand-knit and neutral-colored, that I could toss on with an outfit, regardless of the season. 

On my last birthday, my mom gave me some of the prettiest brown cotton yarn, with little flecks of red and green, and I kept thinking it would be the perfect match for a pattern called Strathcona. I started it a couple months ago, and I didn't love it as I was knitting it. But sure enough, once I blocked it, and added those tassels(!) it became exactly what I wanted. My friend Molly generously offered to take some pictures on a warm Texas evening, so here they are. :) Anyone wanting more of the details can find them on my Ravelry project page.