How many times must one knit a hit, before one gets to have a hat?
I re-knit the Fidra hat of last week into… another hat I don’t like. I attempted to get fancy with the decreases, picturing a turn-a-square garter stitch situation, but I just ended up with a very pointy, flat-topped hat. I need to start the garter detail earlier, decrease faster, decrease in more places, or try all three. Either way, this hat is getting at least partially frogged again.
I remembered to bring my Sockhead hat home for photos this week! As you can see, progress has been made, but I think I still have a few more inches of stockinette to go before I can decrease. I really like how the colorway is knitting up.
Merino Mind Bullets:
I’ve enlisted my new glasspin spindle to help my Turkish spindle along in my spinning project. I’m pleased to see that I’m achieving a similar thickness even though I’m using different tools, so I’m hopeful that the yarn will ply up fairly evenly.
As for reading, I’m still working through Michael Pollan’s Cooked. I may have spoken a little too soon last week when I said it was boring, it got much mroe interesting when he began talking about bread-making and fermenting. I think it’s because those chapters were more similar to the content of my favorite book of his, The Botany of Desire, where he details the way that a few different domesticated plants and humans essentially co-evolved. Here, he’s setting up the same kind of discussion with different forms of yeast, so the writing is more botanical/biological in nature and less philosophical. Anyway, I’m seeing it through.
And that’s about it from me this week! Not too much knitting happened since I’ve been enjoying my new spindle, but that will soon change as I have many knits I’m itching to get started on. Linking up with Yarnalong and Stitch Along Wednesday.
I couldn’t help but smile at your line, “…into another hat I don’t like.” Clearly that yarn has a desire to be in your hands multiple times.
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I’m on the fourth reincarnation of a sweater. I feel your pain.
Oh wow, that sounds like torture. Best of luck!
You and me are on the same page this week. I want to make that Fidra (After seeing it on Ravelry, who doesn’t) so bad, but you have me rethinking. Also I just started a sockhead with my leftover zauberball. Haha. Have a great weekend!
I think the Fidra pattern is really nice, but it probably works best in a less dense bulky yarn like Quarry than it did in the yarn I chose. Yay hat twins! 🙂
That yarn is too pretty to hide away so keep on reknitting with it. I love how your Sockhead is looking. I have always wanted to knit that pattern.
Too bad that yarn struck out twice, but I’m sure you’ll find something good to use it for. Sockhead is looking great, though!