Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Not a dumbass

When I knit the Mittens-that-shall-not-be-named (what mittens?), I created a new tag for the blog entitled, fittingly, Chronicles of a Knitting Dumbass. I'm tempted to put this last FO, Pattern A from the 2010 Woolly Wormhead Mystery KAL, in that category, but I don't know if I can. I mean, the hat itself is BEAUTIFUL. The yarn (Madelinetosh Pashmina) is luscious, it really suits the pattern, and my knitting is perfectly executed, each stitch a true testament to my art and skill.

The only problem is the SIZE of the damn thing. My gauge swatch lied like the miserable asinine time-sucks that they are proved to be erroneous, and even though I selected the size that SHOULD have fit my head (with 2 inches of negative ease, no less), it's a bit... large. I mean, I like slouch as much as the next knitter, but this is a bit TOO slouchy, you know?

Seriously... when Dumb Donald might be tempted to cut a couple of eye holes in the hat you've just knit, there's an issue with size, right? Or is that just me?

Still, it's a damn fine piece of knitting. I dare you to tell me differently.

Happy Knitting Everyone!


chudoland said...

upps, it's really really big.

Alrischa said...

Slouchy but gorgeous. Did it get a proper name in the end? Love that grey Pashmina.

Caroline said...

It's beautiful. Big and beautiful.

Sereknitty said...

Thanks for the head's up on sizing ... I only just queued this earlier today. It is, however, a beautiful piece of knitting, with fabulous stitch definition and gorgeous yarn!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Slouchy is good - for a Slouch hat - but not how large the bottom part is - that should be tighter? No?

Too bad it's so large! Will you still wear it?

Mrhide said...

Alexandre Dumas!