My first slouchy hat is complete. It turned out pretty well, and if my head wasn’t abnormally small I’d say it was perfect. However, I do have a tiny noggin and it’s a bit large.
While making it there was a point where I stopped and thought “this would be a good spot to start the crown decreases.” I should have listened to my gut. Instead I rationalized that all the other adjustments I take the liberty of doing, I usually end up wishing I had just followed the pattern as is. So that’s what I did.
If I make it again I would do the rib with even smaller needles (about 2mm) and start the crown at 14 repeats ( or whichever one I was thinking, I really should have written that down). Other than that I’m pretty happy.
Well it’s finally happened. It took longer than I thought, but life finally caught up with me and I’m (almost) overwhelmed with projects. I started a placement in a professional services firm downtown, I have a possible contract job (in addition to the one I already have) and…oh right, that school thing I’ve got going on!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty excited about all the opportunities I have right now, it just means that something’s gotta give, and unfortunately I think that might be knitting. Only for the time being though. I’d still like to work through my “to-do” list, but perhaps just at a slower pace.
To keep you interested, here’s what I’m working on right now. The pattern is called Molly by Erin Ruth . It’s also FREE! I picked up some Malabrigo Rios (my very first Malabrigo…..gasp, I know!) So far so good.
There she is, 3/4 done I’d say. It’s a fairly quick knit, but the textured stitch pattern (not sure of the official name) is a little slow on the k1 p1 round (I haven’t quite mastered Continental knitting, so that’s not an option for me just yet). Thankfully it’s only every third row.
I’m headed off to Kingston this weekend so hopefully all that travel time will be enough to get this hat (and maybe even a sock?) all finished up.
I promise to try to get at least one post off per week, but we’ll see how it goes. It may be a bit more sporadic than that.