...and here's a quickie post about a super quickie project. And I have pictures of it! I actually need some help--hence the post when I should be sleeping.
I'm still on my hat kick and Justin deserved another hand knit from me since I love him and he puts up with my swooning all over the place. haha <3
Since I enjoyed knitting Thorpe a week or so ago and an earflap hat was requested, I decided to cast on another one yesterday evening. I'm using Wool-Ease (so hand washing is not needed) in a bright blue and a milk chocolate-like brown held together that looks marbled when knit. I love the effect, and Justin claims to.
My problem lies at the beginning of my rounds where I did the garter stitch border. The edge is a little jagged and I tried to pull the yarn a little tighter at the beginning but I guess I didn't do a very good job. I'll show you a picture of what I mean:
See where my hair is? Now follow right up to the border. Can you see the loose stitches there? It's killing me! Help me fix it. I don't want Justin wearing the hat with it like that. Now I will show you the other side where I will need to attach yarn to finish the second earflap. Notice the pretty stitches, all even like (sort of):
Sorry for the creepy pictures. That's what happens when using your iPhone and a mirror to snap pics of yourself. Man, I look tired. But anyway, yeah...what should I do? Maybe blocking would help? I might want to block it to stretch the top out but I'm wearing Marbled (what I named the hat) right now and my dome stretched it out just fine.
I leave you all with this pic I e-mailed to show the progress I made earlier in the evening:
Yeah, I realize I look like a crazy person. I'm okay with that. Notice my Ravelry sweatshirt? Nerd alert!
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