I’ve wanted to make this hat for a very long time! I originally cast on last winter with borrowed needles, and then had a terrible time with it. Long story short, I frogged the half of the hat I had managed to complete (certainly *not* while cursing and fussing at it, I assure you) and gleefully stuffed the yarn back into the stash for later.
The needles I had been working with were *just* big enough to go round the hat, which made knitting ever so difficult. There was much smooshing, pulling, and frightful language. I went ahead and bought myself some new tips to go with my KnitPicks Options set, and cast on again last month. Oh, this hat just flew by; I had an extra long cable and just pulled the extra cable out between two stitches as I went around the hat. Lovely! My only issue when working with this hat is that I start thinking that knitting through the back loop is normal… and that’s fine, unless I’m also working on something else. So, I didn’t; problem solved!
I’m looking forward to cooler weather so I can run about in my hat. One of my boys keeps stealing it from me; perhaps I have another Koolhaas in my future. Hey, at least I have the needles. How about you – any new favorite knitwear or quilts to keep warm this winter?
|Started:||12 Sep 2009|
|Finished:||26 Sep 2009|
|Pattern:||Koolhaas by Jared Flood over at Brooklyn Tweed|
|Yarn:||Valley Yarns Northampton – Dark Green Heather. It took less than a skein.|
|Needles:||KnitPicks Options in US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 6 (4.0 mm).|
|Notes:||Ravelry Link for the project.|