Last night, I finished the baby hat I started knitting for Evie last Sunday night. It’s not perfect, but it’s finished and it works and it fits and I love it so much. Because I made it. And if I can make this, maybe there are other things I can make.
There were a couple of… ahem… mistakes made during the knitting process. Some of them I know how the mistakes were made. Some of them.. I don’t.
But I guess mistakes are how you learn, right? Though I’m pretty sure that only applies to mistakes where you know what you did to make the mistakes. Like, down by the brim, there is some ribbing. I pretty much know what I did there. I didn’t realize that stockinette stich is different in when knitting in the round. But I left the ribs in there because I thought it added some “interest” to the piece. Whatever.
This? I don’t have a clue. This was one of the “joins”. The one on the other side came through pretty okay, but this one is all kinds of fuxed. And I’m pretty sure I suck at joining purl stitches, though I improved on that towards the top of the hat. Sorta. But what the heck is with all the other funkiness there? I don’t know what happened there, other than plain old fashioned “not paying close attention”.
Hrm. Yeah. Not sure what happened here either. This was in that ribbing that I wasn’t technically supposed to be doing anyhow. But I think I fumbled a stitch or ten here.
See up there where the hat starts getting smaller? Those stitches that look all different. Yeah. NO IDEA. I know those are purl stitches but I swear to you with every fiber of my being that I was KNITTING. Not PURLING. Somehow, the darned thing got turned around. So when all my attempts to turn it back around failed, I made a few more rows of it and then purled the rest of the hat. Why? So it would look knitted. Yes, I purled so it would look like knit. WHATEVER.
In the end, it all came out looking fine and almost as though I meant to do it on PURPOSE. Which is sorta awesome. I won’t tell anyone if you won’t. Deal?
The important thing is that Evie seems to not notice or care and that’s a good thing. And it keeps her head warm in our cold-as-Christmas house in the morning.
So what shall I knit next??
As a bonus, I’m including a screenshot of my iPhone wallpaper so you’ll all know what a monstrous nerd I am. But admit it. Some of you wish you had Edward smiling out at you from your cellphone too, don’t you?