Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I Made a Hat! But Not Shorts...

Lucas is the first to model it when I finished it at 11 PM last night. (Well, it's the Olympics, so we let them stay up late.)

I left my ends long because I realized I had some boo-boos to fix. Namely that I dropped a stitch when I started weaving it together and didn't pull the top tight enough, thus the hole.

And that I sewed it wrong sides together, so the seam is on the outside - doh!

Drew is ashamed, but it does fit him better. Dean couldn't stop laughing long enough to pose for a picture, but he did try it on.

So I took it apart today and enlisted my mother's help to figure out where I went wrong. She was flummoxed, but took out a row and made the diagnosis. (God bless mothers who hem their grown daughters' dresses and rip out their mistakes in knitting...well, those who ask first. HA - I knew that would get her!) Okay, see, I started a scarf on bamboo circular needles for a plane ride, and I messed up royally when I cast on, so she ripped the stitches off and fixed it, but I was shocked that she undid everything so fast, and I said, "You just ripped all my work." (Seriously, it was one row of 40 stitches - nothing.) I was appreciative when she explained what I had done, but it made her feel bad later that she did it without asking.

And now, we have a totally wearable hat!

And in other news, we're going to Boston for a long weekend before the kids start back to school - anybody know any great fabric stores? I found one called Winmil Fabrics near the hotel, but I'm open to suggestions. And now to work on those shorts I cut out weeks ago...

5 comments:

BeckyW said...

Super cute hat!! Love the color too. I can't knit to save my life.

Pammie said...

I love it! I can't make anything right now!! But I hope too!

Rachelle said...

Very nice hat and what a lovely mother you have.

gwensews said...

Cute little hat, and thank God for mothers!

Sister said...

Thanks to all, and cheers to my mum!