so, today i knitted a whole entire project!
okay, so it was a hat. but it was a valuable hat for the following reason:
IT MADE ME NOT SCARED OF SHORT ROWS.
it’s tychus from summer ’05 knitty:
lambs pride worsted in turkish olive
knitted on #9 susan bates acrylic blue pointy needle things
started 12/2/05, finished 12/2/05 (about 2.5 hours including seaming and weaving ends)
you may notice that it’s solid because by and large, i don’t love excessive stripeys or variegation (the cigar gloves were somewhat unexpected)
however, i got a little bored of it being so solid and so garter stitchy and saw that no one would be able to tell that i rule at short rows, so decided to do the last wedge all stripey (in lamb’s pride silver sliver). see?
i LOVE lamb’s pride – i want to use it on something other than hats in the future… it’s relatively affordable, to boot!
it’s a gifty for the sort-of-boy (all boy, sort of mine). he wanted a green hat. i asked him if i could make it a little funktified, and he agreed (without asking me to elaborate, mind you), so crazy wedge there is. it can be worn in the front, back, side, etc. see, we’ve got the Free Will and it’s round, so really, there’s no stopping where the funkwedge will sit. i just like it in back.
and by the way, sort-of-boy, if you’re reading this, now you know what your hat looks like. i’ll send it next week with your christmas present. which you have full blessing to open early, should you so desire. Free Will and whatnot.
update: dude, i just noticed how klassy and purty my hair is looking, especially in the shots of the back of the hat. i just wanted to say, it had been up in a clip (not crazybunhair, though) since the second i leapt out of the shower (okay, like a minute after i leapt) and took it down just to try on the chapeau. but my hair’s looking iiiiiiicky.