I vaguely remember talking about this pattern a couple of times last week, and then forgetting about it after I laid it out to block. Well, this is the Edge of Lace Hat, from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders. I made it using Patons Classic Wool– a hardy, 100% no-frills wool, in an electric green. Hey, I’m pretty short. I need to set myself apart from the crowd.
I ended up making a bunch of mods. The accidental one was that I forgot the garter stitch band…which doesn’t seem to have changed the hat at all. In fact I kind of like it. I also did away with the whole ‘just 3 needle BO your stitches, it’ll be fine’ thing that the pattern called for and improvised a standard twisty crown decrease. I made sure to write down exactly what I did on my ravelry project page, in case anyone is interested.
I also went in a different direction for my weekend knitting. Because I was trying/anticipating/vaguely thinking about packing some of my stash up for transport, I didn’t really want to start on a big project. Plus, I’m waiting for a shipment from Knit Picks, and I can’t wait to get started on what will be in there. Still, I needed something for to keep my hands busy while watching TV (NBC Comedy is BACK!!!!). My first thought was a quick hat, but the skein I immediately went for- Freedom Spirit in a marled (is that even the right word?) light blue- is DK. In keeping with my new year’s resolution, I wanted a pattern that would come from a source that I already own. A ravelry pattern search for DK hat patterns from my library (love that function) showed me the perfect pattern- the Spoked Hat from Interweave Knits Winter 2010. Of course, the magazine is sitting on my shelf at school…of course.
To tide me over until I can get my hands on that pattern, decided to knock out a dishcloth. Let me tell you, I am not a huge cotton fan. In fact, I pretty much hate cotton. Why won’t it stretch???? Still, I noticed that Tink over on Master of a Thousand Things had made some dishcloths, and I guiltily thought of that violet cotton that was way WAY in the back of my stash. Thus, a Grandmother’s Favorite dishcloth was formed. Maybe if I start using it I MIGHT make another one, just to, you know, use up the yarn. It’s not like it was addictively quick to knit or anything, right?