Sometimes you try, and try, and fail, until you fail harder and learn from your mistakes.
I’ve knit about 25 hats and cowls and scarves for the homeless in 2017, but I only have one hat for myself, and it doesn’t cover my hear and it’s too low on my eyes… improvising comes at a price : the final hat isn’t the best I can come up with.
So, I decided to knit myself a hat. I realized my stash wasn’t that furnished when it comes to yarn warm enough for hats. I’m on complete no buy mode, so I have to use whatever I have already. So I picked up this hand dyed vivid orangey yarn, it’s DK blue faced, I got it 4 years ago while working at a knitting fair in Paris.
And I casted on 84 stitches and knit 2×2 ribs, as you do. Then, for some reasons, I remembered the funny construction of the Wurm Bonnet and decided to try to replicate that folding without properly counting stitches. Then I kept knitting mindlessly. And then I tried it on and realized it wouldn’t fit, again.
It’s too small and the ribbing is crooked, and it just doesn’t look right.
So I’m frogging it. And looking for a free pattern that matches. I’ve already tried ravelry several times. Also I have to check the patterns I already have, I often forget those…
I know realize the color does make me look really pale and sick. So maybe I won’t use this yarn for a hat after all. But I can try and knit a scarf. I like scarves.
I have some autumn-like, dark orange yarn left over from mittens I knit for my mum. Funny how some yarns seem to wait for their wooly soulmate to finally display their inner beauty.
I love Ichord borders so I incorporates that to the improvised design.
I guess I can’t, for the life of me, stick to a pattern. This design is some sort of mix between the Wingtail and the Hitchhiker. In DK yarn. Not the most delicate project ever.
Still, I wasn’t too sure. I asked around and was told it didn’t really match.
I guess no Valentine’s day for this yarn!
Anyway, I’ll put it aside for some time.
Any idea what to make of this yarn ?
Do you sometimes struggle with similar situations ? (Please, I can’t be the only one !)