The Handknits Always Come Home
Posted by Amber on August 14, 2007
I knew I shouldn’t have worried – my handknits have always come home to me. In fact, accessories in general always come home to me. I routinely find one of my mittens sitting on the planter box outside work in the winter (perhaps my next pair should include a leash to go through my coat so that doesn’t happen…)
Anyway. I found the bag with the hat sitting outside my door when I got home. It probably fell when I darted back inside when I realized I forgot my ID badge and office keys. All is fine with the world.
Lorna’s Laces Shepard Worsted, Iris Garden & Sublime [it really is!] Cashmere Silk Aran, Black.
I have about one more inch before I have to figure out the crown decreases (probably 9 point decrease, since it’s a 12 stitch repeat — 108 stitches total). I’ve also decided I’m going to figure out how to add a lifeline right where the colorwork starts, and spend the million hours unraveling from the bottom up (or possibly just cut it off, I have absolutely no chance of running out of yarn) and reknitting that first inch in corrugated ribbing. The knits will be black (which will line up with the black stitches in the body of the hat) and the purls will be in the Iris Garden.
I’m using the chart from Cookie A’s Red Herring. I’m still working on charting out the decreases for myself. I only work on the hat when I’m at Stitch DC, so I have a few more days to figure it out.