||[Feb. 15th, 2005|08:57 am]
Craft After Dark
I've finally gotten to the interesting part of the flat-top hat - doing the flat top. One triangle down, 5 to go. Will try to get a picture later, but it's really cool. I spent a few days staring at the pattern wondering how in the heck it could actually work, but once I started doing it, it all made sense. I *love* that about knitting. It just makes me want to do more and more.|
If I ever knit this pattern again, however, I won't do the base in the round. The base of the hat is garter stitch. Garter stitch in the round = purling in the round every other row. Plain purling = slow = crazy Heather. Next time I will knit the base flat until the last two rows, then join it on circulars, finish the base, work the top on circs and seam the back. I should have enough yarn left over to do a second smaller hat, if it wouldn't look too goofy for baby and me to have matching hats, considering that baby is a boy.
Waiting on an order from thebeadshop.com. I had a really cool idea for a mother's necklace with all of our birthstones, and I'm antsy to get started on it.