Last night I was up until 11 (which is late for me) finishing this hat for Jolene‘s hat drive. I was doing great up until the point where I had to switch to DPNs. Then all hell broke loose. Stitches were dropping. At one point I started knitting in the wrong direction. Oh, and let’s not even talk about the bloody mess of yarn resulting from me using the “center pull” from the skein. The tangles! Good grief, the tangles! Note to self: don’t trust center-pulls on Bernat yarn again. It wasn’t quite as bad as I’m making it sound. It was good TV last night (“The Office” and a rerun of the newest “Top Chef”), so I was very entertained.
Admittedly I am not a super hat knitter because DPNs and I don’t get along well, but I put a lot of effort into this and all in all I am happy with it. I hope to get one more hat knit before I need to mail them out. I also think it’s time for me to learn to knit with two circs or Magic Loop because even after several projects using them, I absolutely loathe DPNs. Enough where I almost will not do a project that calls for them.
— Bernat Softee Chunky yarn for the hat and Linea Grignasco ribbon yarn for the emboroidery.
— Knit on size 10 needles.
— No real pattern. Just a basic hat.