Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Knitting Karma

Only a mere two blogposts ago, I tempted the knitting gods by saying how much I had learned from the Yarn Harlot about being aware of your progress and not in denial about needing to frog a less than perfect project before finishing it... WELL.................as you have probably guessed, the knitting gods bit me in the butt. Here is the comparison between my first foliage hat on the right, and my second on the left, which was off to such a good start!

My error was to put one too many pattern repeats into the crown section of the hat which added about 4 inches to the diameter and 2 inches to the height. Major OOOOOPS. Otherwise, it would be perfect.

I claim duress and distraction since I knit the rest of the second hat while in the surgical waiting room and tending to hubby after some needed fixing over the past weekend.. Did I try it on after finishing the knitting....YES. Did I frog it then....NO. Did I wash it in hot water, shock it in cold, and, oh my, even try to shrink it in a hot dryer....YEA. But other than a lovely fulling, it is still huge on my head. Did I trash it...NO. My next step is to get out the crochet hook and turn said Foliage Hat into a Foliage Beret. How about that.....making lemonade out of lemons.

I will never tempt the knitting gods again. I will be humble. I will listen to my own words and mind. Until next time, anyway.


Iron Needles said...

Hope the healing is going well. Funny how the knitting gods keep us humble!

Megan said...

I hope your husband is OK.

Knitting mistakes made in a hospital waiting room don't count. I cast on for the Brea bag about 18 times while waiting for my sister to come out of surgery. My mom told the man across from me that "normally she knits beautifully."

Timiae said...

A beret. I never would have thought of that! I would have made it into a rat hut and it would have been a tragic waste of gorgeous handspun. Can't wait to see it when it's all finished.

Karen said...

A beret is the perfect solution. You're soooo clever. Keep us posted! Love the yarn!