Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I must be in a hat phase

I found some time to knit!! Woot! This is a good thing, because I need to gift a couple of folks who have been particularly helpful and kind over the last few weeks.

The cables of the Cabled Headband were so successful that I wanted to expand into full hat-dom with the Cable Knit Cap. This was slightly less successful, but I kind of like it anyway. I sure hope Lisa does, because that's who's gettin' it.

See what I mean about the cables? Okay, not the cables at all, but the places between the cables. It's all loose and long and the single knit stitch of the rib is all wide and weird looking. And it's not only this way when it's on a head. I tried to block it, but let's face it, I have no clue how to block a knit hat (I can shape a fur felt hat, but this is completely different).

I hate feeling this way about something that's a gift. I suppose I should not give it to her and make something that looks better, but I'm also trying to convince myself that it's not so bad as I think it is and no one else will be so critical.

And then I think, "It's a hat, Sus. If you were that concerned you would have made it out of something other than Red Heart SS. Get the heck over it."


Melissa said...

It looks great, Sus. She will love it! Sorry I can't lend you Dad to come block it for you, but he's kind of needed back home! You definitely are being too critical, it's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I think it looks good. I looked at the original pattern, and it seemed all stretched out between the cables as well, especially on the blue hat.

Anonymous said...

I think she'll love it- especially since it's from you.

Sus said...

Thanks, guys! I gave it to her today and she seemed to like it a lot!

Gator said...

I think it looks right tasty honey.

Tricia said...

No more being self-depricating about the domestic stills. Besides, fashion-wise, the hat has a definite Ali MacGraw-in-the-1970s vibe to it. I'm preparing to make a Thanksgiving Dinner for Mom, Corey, and the Vigils next week, and I've decided I'm gonna blog about it, so you can slap me if I start acting all critical of my cornbread stuffing. Kay?