Mon 7 Dec 2009
Inspired by my knitty neighbor Mrs. H, (and even though I am in the middle of serious fall knitting madness) I foolishly believed I had an evening to spare to quickly whip up the very popular Star Crossed Beret for Emily. I thought: look! It’s size 11 needles, bulky yarn, some sassy little cables, I could do this with my eyes closed and one needle tied behind my back.
Well, readers, let me give you some advice: RTFP*. This hat was frogged and reknitted 3 times in three days, ripped out right down to the ribbing. First – and one word describes it all: gauge. Second, I misread the cable pattern, making twice as many cables as called for, because I’m so cocky I just look at the pictures not the instructions. And lastly, I misjudged Emily’s direction to make it “slouchy, but not too slouchy, just slouchy enough”. What’s the median circumference of slouchy, can you tell me?
Luckily I finished it in time for the snow on Saturday.
In the end, it was only middling slouchy but I needed to get on with my knitting life!
* Read The F$%#%& Pattern