Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Taking Indecision to a Whole New Level

I'm turning into that friend who only calls when she has a problem. Sorry.

But I have a problem (fortunately, only a knitting problem, so very minor in the scheme of things).

I made these gorgeous mittens--Clematis, and really the gorgeousness is all in the pattern, I just executed them without mishap--using green and gold wool (green for the background, gold for the flower). I have about a skein of green and a half skein of gold leftover, and I've been trying to make them into a hat since the beginning of time.

Here's attempt #3, which I think may be doomed:

First, I tried a picot-edged cloche from Knitscene, but the yarn was too fine and it seemed more floppy than I wanted. Sadly for the hat, I didn't decide about the floppiness till I was ready to start decreasing at the crown, and and I didn't love it enough to make it a second time, on smaller needles with a million stitches.

Then I tried the Rikke hat, with stripes to incorporate both yarns. It was also too floppy, and again, I didn't love it to reknit it on smaller needles (that time, I'd only gotten 4 inches knitted before the floppiness became apparent).

Since Iw as unwilling to knit a million stitches on small needles, I rewound both balls of yarn so they were doubled, then started the Noho Boho hat, which I've made before and enjoyed. My thinking was that it would be mostly green, with 2 gold stripes. But now the stripes seem kind of excessive. Like maybe I'm a Green Bay fan.

Since my Green Bay knowledge ends at the fact that I know their colors are green and gold, I'm wondering whether I might prefer to use the cuff pattern from the mittens for the brim of the hat, then have a solid green top once the yellow runs out.

Come back in a month when I will have forgotten all about this, and will write about something else entirely!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh Rebecca...I'm trying to learn to make premi caps. I don't know if I will have the nerve to show you when I see you. I've already started over 3 times and the yarn is starting to fray. Don't imagine the babies will notice.