Finished Objects

One fits, one does not.

First, the thing that fits.

True to my usual mode of operation, I began the Interlocking Leaves socks a long, long time ago. Like a year. Maybe two (so long that I’ve forgotten how long it was). Anyway, I knit a little, then knit something else, then forgot about them, then knit a little, then rejoiced at finishing one, then the second sock languished, and then this year I kicked myself in the butt and got the rest done.

Two socks! Knitted in Fearless Fibers Marrakesh. They’re super-comfy, and the pattern is lovely when you’ve got them on your feet:

Whee! That makes five pairs of socks that I’ve finished now. Not a lot, by most people’s standards, but for me it’s a huge achievement.

Then I got all ambitious and finished the Ishbel beret I was working on:

Mostly. You’ll notice that it’s got two little needles poking out of the top. This is because Ysolda’s patterns are always loose on me, at the brim. So I knit a smaller size, thinking it was a size issue. Not a size issue. This hat is lovely, complete, and will probably fit a 10-year-old. I can block it out, but it’ll still be small.

Now, I could frog it and re-knit it in a bigger size, OR I could knit the Ishbel shawl instead. Which is probably what I will do. I like the pattern and I like the yarn, but I don’t think I like it as a hat, and I haven’t done a shawl yet, so this seems like a perfect time, since I’ve got the pattern straight already. I dunno. Maybe I could block the crap out of it and get it to the place it needs to be, but I’m not hopeful about that. I didn’t listen to my better judgement and knit it too small (same thing happened with the last Ysolda hat I knit).

Yay for character-building experiences, no?

(Incidentally, Ysolda’s patterns are the only ones I don’t mind frogging and re-knitting repeatedly.)

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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