When I cast on, I was worried that the hat would not be big enough and so get stretched out a lot when I put it on my head and let the cold and wind get in. It's big enough, yes, but now I wished it hugged my ears more firmly!
I started this hat at a worship leaders' retreat a few hours away. There were some other knitters sprinkled through the audience; one of them was in front of me at the beginning of the weekend, also a few inches into a hat on her circular needles. The next evening, I saw that very hat on her friend's head, complete with trees and beaver knitted in different colors on its crown! I had only managed to add another inch of ribbing to my hat. I was amazed at her speed and my slowness - I bet she was a continental knitter (I use the English technique - yarn in right hand).
Another knitter, when I marveled at her speedy continental knitting, told me she manage to switch to continental from English in about a week of concentrated effort. One of my main gripes with knitting is its slowness. So maybe I should switch.
Also, in the outerwear line, I re-did the fabric scraps and stitching on my black mittens; I used blues and red perle cotton in geometric shapes to ditch the ragamuffin look I had done a few years ago. Navy is edging out the black in my wardrobe, and I love that.
|All photos courtesy of Genevieve!|