Lately I’ve gotten on this funky hat kick. I used to not be so much of a hat person. It’s got something to do with how regular hats don’t really look very good on me. Top hats? Nope. Fedoras? Not a chance. Beanies? Maybe. However, I have discovered one thing. This hat looks fantastic on me. It is, in a word… funky. And I’m in love with it. I wear it pretty much every day that I don’t want to wash my hair, and it hides my hair for me! How awesome is that, huh?
I will admit, I do get some pretty funky hat hair. But that happens, I guess.
I guess what I’ve been trying to get around to is that I want to knit myself a very funky hat. I’m thinking something along the lines of the Scrappy Scarf (Rav), except just in plain stockinette and probably without so many color changes… considering I’ve got about seven colors to work with:
Some of the yarn I’m working with are scraps of former projects, some not. I also get to work with some bent straights because I don’t have some size 3 circs/dpns. Woo! Always a fun day over here. But it’ll work out fine. I made a beret with some straights once and it turned out okay. Right? Right.
(P.S. I don’t know what happened to the socks. No clue. It’s very strange.)
I FINISHED SOMETHING. FOR THE DEAR LOVE OF GOD, I HAVE ACTUALLY CAST SOMETHING OFF.
It’s really just a plain old hat… but still. I haven’t finished something in a year. Behold!
The photos are kind of shitty, since I only have my lame camera phone at the moment (possession of a digital camera is in the works! … Kind of). It’s really just a plain old hat/beret. I can’t even remember how many stitches I cast on, or how many are in the body of the hat. Admittedly, it’s a little big… I have to remember that ribbing seriously stretches. But it fits! I love the way the green looks with my hair. I’ll have to remember to go with green more often.
Posting a finished object to Ravelry is addicting, too. It just makes me want to knit like a fiend and finish everything. I want to make… *dramatic pause* … GRAND THINGS!
Reading through the Yarn Harlot’s book Knitting Rules! has really inspired me to get more serious about my knitting. She’s right! I mean, knitting should be a lifestyle.
And in the meantime, I have cast on the Strangling Vine Lace Scarf (Rav link), which sounds incredibly sinister but is lovely. It’s an extremely, extremely easy lace pattern. I’ve been listening to the audio book of The Thousand and One Nights while I’m knitting on it. It’s totally awesome.
My Thanksgiving break has unofficially started this weekend, so I’ll be doing naught but knitterly stuff this weekend!