Sunday, December 04, 2005


Woo hoo!!! The hat is done!!!!

Pea's HatThanks to everyone for the supportive comments. This was the first time I've ever encountered a split in my yarn, but I'm getting the idea it's not as uncommon as I thought? Cottage46 Knitter's comment was right, ripping back to the grey was so much easier because the stitches really stood out against the black and green. And while it was a bit frustrating to have it happen so close to the end, it also was good because it didn't leave much to re-do. I can't take credit for the color combo - Sweetpea picked them out himself. Okay, his first idea was blue and orange, but the next day he changed his mind and picked these nice colors.

finished hatI actually ran short on the black, so we came up with adding the grey and green at the top. It worked out better than I had hoped, and looks like we planned it that way all along.

Pattern: Kim's Hats from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style in Coal, Moss and Fog
Cast On: November 28
Completed: December 4

That's one more Christmas present knocked off my list!! I still have too many left to do. I've started adding progress bars for some of them over in my sidebar. I was afraid it would make me feel pressured, but it actually makes me feel more organized. I'm also finding it encourages me to knit more, just so I can update the bar!! It also helps me see that I really am making progress if I hit a part of a project that feels like I'm knitting and knitting and getting no where.

In other news, we had our first official snowfall today. I've never been a fan of the white stuff, but I've decided it's not so bad when you don't have to try to travel in it. In fact, I didn't go out in it at all! I had great intentions of taking some outdoor pictures to post (for those of you who live in warmer climates and dream fondly - if not misguidedly - of snow), but I just couldn't convince myself to leave the warm house. Next snowfall, I promise!!


chris said...

The hat looks fantastic, Karen!! Great job! And you've got to love a guy who will willingly hold a Vogue Knitting mag. ;-) I can just see you loving the "organized" aspect of the progress bars, too, haha! Your Monica compulsions crack me up. I have to admit that I do (misguidedly?) dream fondly of snow, but I guess it must be a pain to have to shovel it and travel in it. It's just that it seems a little more Christmas-y than 80 degree weather and balmy skies. Not that I'm complaining...I love it here, but it'd be nice to have that wintery feel for just a little while, at least! :-)

Jillio said...

misguided? i'm hoping snow will keep the crazy holiday drivers at home! you should see the way some people drive in the rain here. it's absurd!
but i like snow. :) love it love it love it! hehe...
i love your hat! it came out really nice!!!
as for the progress i'm so ADD right now. my progress bars might be up there until next year! *sigh*

Sonya said...

The hat turned out beautifully and the picture is great. The progress bars will help with motivation. Sometimes I think "I better knit something or I'll have nothing to blog!"

I never used to mind snow, but now I have a husband who worries too much and I am the sole decider about when to close the library due to weather. Aaack.

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