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.)