Thursday, January 25, 2007
Here's the knit hat I swatched for a couple of weeks ago. Once I swatched I didn't ever want to start this so there was quite a gap, but once I actually cast on for the hat this baby practically made itself. I don't suppose it hurt that I had a couple of hours of straight driving time while Thaddy (aka my lovely model) drove to Mendocino and back. I probably should've taken the pattern drafter's suggestion to try this on while knitting but I'm too lazy for that so it's a little big and comes down over my eyebrows when I put it on.
Here's a closeup of the pompom which is maybe a little loose, but I did want it to be pretty big and goofy. This was my first time doing attached i-cord and making a pompom and I really enjoyed both techniques. The i-cord is a really nice professional looking finish, the kind of thing that you admire when you make it, thinking "I did that!"