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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Everyone makes mistakes...

No, not the boyfriend. Just the immensely shallow hat on his head.

Pattern: Swell by Kimmie Kemper from Summer 2006 Knitty, size L

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora in eggshell blue (1) and khaki green (2) (ball bands have escaped)

Needles: Denise interchangeables US size 5 17" circ and Addi size 5 double points

Time taken: Only a few hours, but spread over several days

After completing the Fair Isle, I was satisfied with the length of the hat so far. However, I didn't read forward far enough to appreciate the sharp decreases for the crown.... consequently I ended up with a very shallow hat. A very vicious wet-blocking afforded me about another inch, but certainly not enough to recover this ridiculous looking hat.

I refuse to dismantle it, as it did successfully teach me fair isle with minimal tears, but I might have to remake it, giving myself an extra 6-8 rows of straight knitting after the pattern to allow it to ACTUALLY cover human ears.

And yes, I am peeved I messed it up. But it does me good to mess up, right?

Kelly [ 7:02 PM ]
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Maybe a friend with a less 'deep' head would appreciate it?!

By Anonymous lucy, at 11:29 AM, July 17, 2006  

Awww, sorry that happened, but your attitude toward mistakes is good. Yes, we ALL make mistakes & we can almost always learn something from them. I've learned a LOT, LOL.

By Blogger del, at 2:14 PM, July 17, 2006  

He should be. He's cute.

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