Saturday, December 17, 2005

Inka Hat - Good News, Good News & Bad News


The good news is that it's finished!


The other good news is that I love it. Don't ya love it?

The bad news is that it's much too small for me. I used the wool it called for (Paton's merino) and the needles (3.75mm) it called for. But instead of getting 22 stitches to 4 inches, I got about 27...it varied a little between different areas of the pattern. Anyway, bottom line it doesn't fit.

But there's good news! I think it's going to fit my littlest niece, Arrow, who is five, and I've been trying to decide what to knit her for Christmas. There's absolutely no question that Arrow will wear it with far more style and pinache than I ever could. She'll make that tassle dance! So maybe it was meant to be. I'll post a picture of Arrow wearing it at Christmastime.


Meanwhile, more good news - I just started another one for me tonight, but this time I'm using size 4.5mm needles and more subdued colours. The only problem is it won't be windproof because it'll be looser. But that's ok. I'll wear it cross-country skiing, so I'll need a little ventilation.

Life is good. I'm happy.

2 Comments:

At 12/18/2005 08:43:00 AM, Blogger Dakota said...

Wow…. What an amazing, colourful hat!!. I love it and I’m sure your niece is going to wear it proudly :)

 
At 12/18/2005 09:56:00 AM, Blogger Zoom! said...

Thanks Dakota! Arrow could make a fashion statement in a gunny sack, so I'm looking forward to seeing her in this hat. In retrospect, I'm glad it doesn't fit me. ;)

 

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