I do it, again and again.
Get what I think is a good idea--(after dark) I try and work it out, and tell myself, this imperfection, but the imperfection will work out.
I persist—even in the light of day, trying to convince myself, that, some how, this pig's ear is going to evolve into a silk purse.
Enough—This morning, I frogged the 8 inches of mess, and started over.
Already, a neater tighter eyelet.
Already a smooth flat disk--(not a ruffled one)
Already a pretty pattern (a six pointed star)
Already the same 5 inches I had yesterday at this time.
Perhaps not a silk purse—but definitely not a sow's ear either!
Here look side by side--on the left, yesterday mess, on the right, todays much improved effort.
It's so clear I was fooling myself yesterday when I thought I could make things work out.
Maybe, now that I am on the right path—I'll make some real progress.
It's always a bit risky knitting with out a pattern. And trying to develop one as you go. Letting years of knitting and experimenting be your guide. But I almost always think the risk is worth the reward!
There are 22 rounds worked at this point--about 60 stitches to the crown of the hat.
I don't get yarn support and write patterns for specific yarn. I knit with what I have .
Hats (in general) are quick knits, and this lace hat is no exception.. I'll try to finish (before Tuesday)—and get fully written up and documented by mid June—plenty of time for you to knit one of your own before July 4th!--so you, too can have a lacy summer hat to knit and wear,