Despite this long row of project bags,
This latest hat was a special request. Considering that requests don't come along very often, the decision to
delay sweater knitting for another short bit of time was a no brainer.
When dear D-I-L was here over Thanksgiving, she purchased a lovely,
new, black, winter coat. I suggested she needed a bright,colourful scarf
to make the outfit a head turner. My supply happened to be handy and
D-I-L modelled them all, took suggestions and decided on this one.
Knit a summer ago with Bernat Mosaic and a garter rib, zig zag pattern that almost ended my knitting obsession - or as D-I-L put it, was a B - - - h to knit, this multi-coloured beauty was the perfect choice.
A few weeks ago, came the request for a hat to match. "No need for the same difficult pattern on the hat, D-I-L said. Cables will do." Knit a hat as a result of a request? No problem. Knit a hat with cables? No Problem. Remembering the exact colour used? Problem. A smart knitter would have recorded the colour number. But me,with my poor recording habits - well why even bother to look?
Michael's had a colour that, seen in the ball and with the scarf miles away, looked to me to be identical. Knit up, not so much. Is it bright? Yes. Will it brighten a dark
winter's day and black coat ensemble? Yes. Will it match the scarf?
Probably not. Sorry, dear D-I-L. And to make matters more
embarrassing, when the hat was finished, I found, scribbled on the
scarf pattern, the colour number. I guess I don't know myself so well afterall.
An Unoriginal Hat
Yarn: Bernat Mosaic - not colour 1110 - held double
Needles: 6.5mm - two sets of short-cabled circs
Stephanie suggests size 7mm double points to knit the hat. I don't own
size 7mm so knit it with 6.5. And switched to two sets of circs. Fewer points to get in the way.
So dear D-I-L, I will keep looking for Bernat Mosaic in Colour # 1110 and you will, hopefully and eventually, have two hats.