Thursday, March 01, 2007

I Did It Again


I said I was finished with hats for a while. But there was this hot pink Louisa Harding cashmere blend yarn sitting on the shelf and I wondered, hmmm, what can I do with that? Immediately my blue hat with the lace edge popped into my mind and I struggled with the idea of knitting yet another hat for all of 30 seconds. I guess it is okay since it is such a quick knit, and I only have three or four projects on the back burner right now, so it seemed like a quick way to destash.

I was supposed to be knitting the Something Red sweater in blue for a KAL, but the sweater is not going to survive I’m afraid. Have you ever started a project that was fraught with problems from the start? A couple of minor mistakes in a project do not put me off, but when every other row contains some deficiency, I have to rethink the whole thing. Something Red in blue was extremely flawed, and I decided that it was better to find another use for the beautiful blue wool. While I was still in the failure funk, knitting a lacy little pink hat was just what the knitting doctor ordered.

I have put the blue wool aside and picked up jade green Swish from Knit Picks to knit Wendy Bernard’s Flair sweater. I feel revived and sure that this project will be a success—and all it took was another hat.

Also nearing completion—STR in Rhodonite, and a skinny scarf in Oro y Vino Malabrigo. And the knitting goes on....

4 comments:

wendy said...

How is that Louisa harding kashmir?
I thought about getting some for a sweater since www.elann.com is going to have some @the 5th of 6th this month.

Katherine said...

Wendy,
The Louisa Harding Kashmir makes a beautiful, soft fabric, and I love it when I'm finished knitting with it. It does, however, shred badly while you are working with it. I couldn't get a needle cleanly through most stitches without it coming apart. I do knit tightly though, which may add to the problem. I would suggest using needles with very narrow points.
Katherine

Kim said...

I love your pink hat! What pattern did you use? It's VERY pretty!

Katherine said...

Thanks Kim,
This pattern is free at www.headhuggers.org/patterns/. It is one of my favorites (having made four hats in this pattern).