I'm late, I'm late

Monday, May 23, 2011

In February my sister asked me to make a hat for my niece, something light, for spring.  With the help of Ravelry, we chose “Swirl hat” by Sheepy time knits. It’s a playful looking pattern.
We’re now almost in June, and the hat is finished. I realize this is rather late, but I prefer looking at it as being prepared for fall, and not as being incredibly late for spring!
This little project was an exercise in patience. Don’t get me wrong, it was a fun knit, but I got to this point where I had to re-knit the same row, and I am not kidding, about twelve times.  You know when you read something over and over again, and it does not sink in? And I kept making mistakes, and did not manage to get the correct number of stitches….I am not the only one this kind of thing happens to, right?
In the end I got it, but I came close to calling it quits a few times. Also I had to make a rather significant adjustment in my knitting habits. I have always knit through the back of the stitch when working on a stockinette stitch project. It’s just a habit, I’ve always found it easier. But when you are working on a project such as this, with decreases, the direction of the stitch matters, so I had to keep reminding myself. Does anyone else out there have funny knitting habits?
When it came to the presentation, I was going to take photos today, we were all having a picnic with the kids, so the lighting would have been great. But alas….. no it did not rain…. I simply forgot the hat at home. A perfect ending for this project I think.

All in all I am happy to be done, and moving on to other projects. I am soon starting on something for myself that I am very excited about.

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