For instance, meet the Omelet Sunbrella.
wyvon54 altered the pattern for Omelet to make it into a parasol (being a girl of the deep south, I understand the need for sun protection and beauty that is represented by the parasol). But how awesome is that name: Sunbrella. I just want to keep saying it over and over (until it stops making sense, then pause, and start saying it again. (You may want to avoid me for a while.))
Incredibly ingenious is EvaWood's Omelet Tunic.
Seriously, she made a sweater out of Omelet! And it turned out gorgeous. It kinda makes me want to make one too (but you know my history with sweaters). I love the way the edging looks around the bottom of the tunic. It also kinda makes me want to design sweaters (but again, I'd have to knit them, and you know how that usually turns out... although if I made it sleeveless...)
On a different note, I have potentially exciting news. I decided to have a contest. When Omelet topped 3000 favorites on Ravelry I was super duper, oh my goodness, ridiculously, beside myself excited (I like to keep my excitement goals modest) and I want to share the excitement with a contest. The prize includes: three skeins of Koigu KPM (100% Merino, 175yds (160m)/50g) 1043 colorway, a $5 coupon from GiGi's Etsy shop (Thanks GiGi!), and a couple of surprises.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by June 10th telling me who your favorite ingenious knitter of all time is. I will draw the winner's name and post it Monday the 11th. Good luck!
Can I enter my own contest?