Picked from under a cabbage leaf in the morning dew.
I have made a new hat and I have taken it’s picture with my new camera.
Pattern: Fake Isle Hat by Amy King, MagKnits (Nov 06)
Yarn: Noro Kureyon and Lamb’s Pride Worsted. The exact colors are not known and I will explain why in a moment.
Needles: US 5 – 16″ circ bamboo; DPN’s in size US 4 because my 5’s were otherwise occupied.
Start: November 18, 2006
Finish: Like, 5 minutes later. Okay, not that quick, but I finished on Nov. 20th and if I had all the time in the world, I would have knit this hat from beginning to end without stopping.
This was one of those projects where everything fell into place so nicely. There I was, leisurely strolling through blogland when I came upon this post from Mary Beth. It wasn’t five minutes later that I was out the door to my lys to find the perfect shade of Noro to match some of my leftover stash of Lamb’s Pride. Incredibly impulsive, but I had to have that hat.
The reason I don’t have the Noro ball band is because I ripped it off in a fury to cast on and I have no idea where it landed. It’s somewhere. I’ll find it eventually. The Lamb’s Pride has been in the stash for a while, so even though I probably have the ballband, it’s hidden very well.
I am completely in love with this hat. I can’t even tell you. The colors make me giddy. When I showed it to my mother-in-law she said (or more accurately, squealed), “Oooo, it looks like something I just came upon in the morning dew! Under a cabbage leaf!” She couldn’t be more right.
I added a mini i-cord at the top, because I’m so cool. I also decreased more quickly than the pattern says to. If I make this again (which I am bound to do eventually) I’ll probably do the decreases like the pattern says, just for the heck of it. I will also use a smaller needle for the ribbing, or use fewer stitches, because it flares a little out and I think I’d like it a little snugglier around my ears.
Ah. I wish it would get colder here in North Carolina so I could wear it continuously. It really looks good on me. Seriously.