I’ve got to be out the door in about ten minutes ago, so this ought to be quick. Knowing myself, it won’t be. Still, can’t hurt to try. I shipped off my last outstanding order today! Thanks to the grueling all-agency meeting we had on Friday, I was allowed plenty of knitting time, and here is the result.
Like the original hat in the Etsy listing, it’s a slightly shortened basket-weave pattern, but I made the brim a little tighter and in 1×1 instead of 2×2 this time. That link is actually to the sale of the hat shown below, but when they bought it they asked for a different color. A sale is a sale, and while I could complain that they didn’t convo me to set up a separate custom listing, I’m happy with how it all worked out. Since the original didn’t actually sell, I can just re-list the item. Enough talking. Pictures!
And, some notables: I had an amazing haul at the thrift store today. Got me a cowl (which I am positive was made with Lion Brand T&Q in Charcoal) and a green cotton sweater. Now why did I do that, when I could knit them myself? So that I could knit them myself. I’m trying to save some money, and now that my orders are all finished, I’m free to knit whatever the heck I want! And I happen to want a hoodie for cooler summer nights or fall. (No way I finish this for spring, seeing as the equinox is in a week.) As much as I love to support the Chicago LYSs, I don’t know that I could justify spending that much money on some selfish knitting.
So, let me clarify on that earlier statement: I did not get a cowl and a sweater; I got some entire balls and skeins of quality fiber that have already been assembled into single easy-to-carry pieces. And sometimes, don’t you love to rip out rows and rows of work? Maybe it’s the masochist in me, but I get a thrill out of it. And now I can have all the ripping with none of the painstaking work that went into it. Oh, and I checked the seams, it’s all in one piece. No serged edges here.
It’s taken me too long, and I’m off. But, I will have another post tomorrow! I’m almost done with my secret project. If you follow the facebook page at all, you might have a clue about this. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait… Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend!