Thursday, November 26, 2009

Miller's Hat

This is a pattern that I bought immediately upon seeing Through the Loop's post.  It is an awesome hat.  However this pattern has tested me.  Like the A.D.D. Knitter said, you've got to put away the iPhone, shut off Twitter and concentrate on the herringbone portion.  And if you're me, every other part of the hat, too.  It's worth it, though, for this fabulous design.

As you can see from the above photo, I almost finished this hat.  Then I discovered that it was too small for my head.  A sad moment that I am trying to quickly put behind me by re-knitting on larger needles (7 and 8 instead of 6 and 7).

But if you take a look at the Ravelry page for this pattern, you'll see it's worth starting over!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Picture Reminder

I am sticking my toe into the posting waters here, so things are a bit random.  This is from May, after we got back from Maryland Sheep & Wool.  I bought this Spirit Trail Fiberworks sock yarn there, and then when I got home ordered a ball winder and swift.  I knew they couldn't arrive soon enough, so I started hand balling the yarn.  Needless to say this was a big mistake and I ended up with this:

Reminds me of the Yarn Harlot's comment about how knitters are the most impatient people around!

Blogging is really hard

I've been struggling to post pictures from flickr.  Why in God's name doesn't this work??  Whew, anyway, for now, I adding pics from the computer and to hell with it.
This isn't the first time I've been utterly stymied by Blogger.