Thursday, February 25, 2010
Finally, I finished my event and got my medal for the Ravelympics. I mentioned before that I was going to be in the short track shawls event, but even a really simple shawl pattern can take a while. This year especially I'm short on time, so I had to choose a smaller project. I ended up entering the hat half-pipe with Odessa, a hat by Grumperina. It's a super cool pattern that is supposed to be done with beads. I wanted to use beads, but didn't have time to get to Dongdaemun to choose some appropriate ones, so this is a beadless hat. I feel so-so about it. It fits, but it's a little tight, so I probably won't wear it. I think Grace looks pretty cute in it though, so maybe it will just go to her. After knitting several years, i still have yet to knit a hat that fits me. I don't know what it is about hats...I just can't get them right. Anyway, this is a pattern I've always wanted to try, so now it's off my list. Also, it has justified my need for an interchangeable circular needle set. Knitting this on double pointed needles was really annoying. There are several brands of needle sets, and they can be pricey, so I'll have to do my research on this one.
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