Thursday, January 21, 2010

Familiar Territory?

(Gee didn’t I post a picture just like this a few days ago?)
Not quite 6 inches yet, (5.5) and yes, I think 6 inches is the right length—but not 1 row more than 6 inches!


Next is the top—I am going to take 2 steps to correct the too poofy top.
1st, some decreases (about 10%)
2nd, I will continue with the same needle and not go up a size.

Together, this should keep the top in scale—a bit of a bubble, but not an oversized one!—there is a nature tendency for the knitting to poof up—the ribbing pulls the fabric in significantly.

One problem with this hat was a rush to yarn—I usually mentally knit out a hat (for a few days, or weeks or months) before I actually knit it. I think about the fit, and how to achieve the right fit, the yarn, the needles, the gauge. And while I don’t always get it right with all that thinking, I do usually come closer!


I have momentarily abandoned my Blackjack socks—and have spent time thinking about this hat, and the fair isle tam, and gloves, and…

Thinking, to about--What I want to own?
--Vests, shrugs and other sleeveless or almost sleeveless tops.
Vs
What do I want to knit?
--Hats, scarves (yes, I always complain about knitting them, but I keep knitting them—and silky, dressy scarves, I even wear!) and socks

And what to do, to get more of the things I want to own.

I want some more shawls, too, and...

Well it doesn’t matter what follows the And...
The problems is what I want to knit, very frequently isn’t what I want own or wear!

3 comments:

JelliDonut said...

Really enjoy reading about your creative process. My problem is, I want to knit AND own it all. Not enough hours in the day.

Virginia said...

See what you need to do is find your knitting opposite. Somebody who loves to knit what you want to wear, and vice versa. (I think vice versa. I could be wrong on this one).

mildawg said...

Knit what you want to knit. After all, you're spending time on the process. It's better to enjoy it :)