Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I'm not big headed


Nope that's not me. It's a picture from the Rowan Calmer book, the Aura hat. I just finished it. It only took 2 basketball games!




That is not the fit I was hoping for.

I had such high hopes that it would be perfect. While knitting it (and as with all lace projects), I only had to rip it once. Here it is, right off the needles -

Why I did it flat the way the instructions said, I don't know. That should have been my first bad sign. Who wants to sew a dopey seam in the back of any hat??

I was so mad, I popped out my box of travel mints. Have you tried these? Yummy!

I think I ate a dozen or so before I got to thinking about how I could fix the hat.



I pulled it back just to see if I at least got the pattern stitch right. Looks ok... Whelp, looks like back to the drawing board. I'll have to cancel my SOS call to my genius buddy Phyllis about sewing the seam. I'll knit this again, in the round on smaller needles and perhaps take out one repeat. Stay tuned...

12 comments:

del said...

The pattern on that hat is so nice--sorry about the fit but you'll get it perfect next time!

Anonymous said...

Maybe you just need bigger hair.LOL!
It is a cute hat though.Hope you can fix it or find a friend with a bigger head than you.

The Crafty Weasel said...

LOL LOL LOL

Ohhhh those altoids!! I'm gonna get me some!!!

Kirsten said...

I love those expressions on your face. So very funny!
I hope round two works out better.

AR said...

Hope you fix it up. I have one hat I did that would be too big for a basketball! LOL.
Those mints look too good, I've gotta find me some of them!

Jennifer Coomer said...

I have really wondered about those chocolate covered altoids. I just kind of can't imgaine what it would be like. Well, I guess I can but I don't think it would be very good. Is it just like a regular peppermint Altoid with chocolate on it???

Patricia said...

Looks just like you! Who does your makeup?

sherry said...

You are one busy knitter! It's a smashing hat, worth knitting again, I think. And they make those patterns with the dopey seams in the back for cowardly knitters like me who still cringe at the thought of knitting in the round. Are those yarn overs that make it lacy? I still haven't figured out yarn overs (sigh.)

tiennie said...

That is a cool hat, I want to make it for my daughters!

Mary Anne said...

I like the hat and it doesn't look awful on you; maybe just a few less repeats of the pattern would make it work?
I didn't know Altoids came in chocolate flavour - yumm.

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Anonymous said...

That is a very cute hat, I can't wait to see the final version. :-)