Ok, I really, really like knitting these. They seem to fit all my requirements for the perfect knitting project.
First, they’re a great way to use that hand-dyed fingering (aka sock) yarn I’ve been hoarding.
Second, they are mostly mindless knitting for me, so I can knit and socialize without messing things up.
Third, they are a size I like: not too big, sit nice on the shoulders, don’t have long dangle-y bits getting in the way of nor falling into stuff.
Fourth, they don’t take a bunch of yardage, therefore, they don’t become an “Epic Project” (to borrow the description from Major Knitter).
Fifth, they look equally nice in a variety of yarns and colorways.
This is my second one, knit in Blue Heron glitter rayon, in the Garnet colorway. For my next one, I am thinking of combining two sock yarns, one for the body and another for the feather and fan border.
Why, yes, I am planning to make another one! Did I mention that I really, really like making Multnomah?