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...