Monday, March 16, 2009

a new week

I absolutely love the way this hat is knitting up. The wool is gorgeous - the colours are so warm and so rich! The yarn is extremely unevenly spun changing from thick to thin within just a few stitches, but the simple texture of the hat pattern is very forgiving. Love it!

I cast on and knit most of a hat on Saturday ... and then decided I wanted it smaller, to fit a child of six. The hat I was knitting was going to fit me perfectly. Rip. Rip. Rip. When I cast on again on Sunday, I reduced the number of stitches by 16, or two pattern repeats. Now it looks more like the size I want. Just as well, the yardage of the wool I purchased is only about 140 yds. Not enough for an adult hat. Of course, I could always get more wool...

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