This is my first stab at a technique of knitting called Fair Isle. It involves carrying one or more strands of yarn behind your main color (MC), and knitting with them to create patterns and images on the front of the work. This is a patter of simple rose buds I came up with for this newborn hat. Here's a picture of it almost finished:
As a beginner, I am probably a little too proud of myself for how well this piece has turned out. It was easy, and did exactly what I wanted it to do. Granted, this is a very, very simple pattern, but it has inspired me to try out more complicated ideas.