Close But No Cigar
But today I will. Only because it doesn't feel like a Wednesday. Today is technically my Thursday. Tomorrow I have to work--so it will technically be my Friday.
Now that the Christmas presents are all done I can knit for me.
So I took my Tittie Scarf Money (I didn't want the recipient to pay me--but she did...she's such a nut. I might have to send it back to her as bail money when she gets arrested for indecent exposure wearing her scarf around town!) and I bought two skeins of yarn so I could knit this hat:
I've had my eye on this hat ever since "Elf" came out (and yeah yeah, I know there are a lot of Will Ferrel haters, but I LOVE him and his stupid movie roles and I LOVE this movie).
I thought I recreated it pretty close until I started clipping Youtube screenshots for this blog post.
Here's the back of the hat:
That's a lot more stockinette than I thought it had. Hm.
Here's what I've been working on:
Two panels of honeycomb cables flanked by two simple left-twist 8 stitch cables.
I might have gone overboard with the cables.
Ah well. It's close and the yarn I'm using is so wonderfully soft and warm.
Not to mention I've been carrying it around in my Christmas Knitting Bag that everyone's favorite blog mom made me a year or so ago.
Now the next challenge is going to be making that big fluffy pom pom. Anyone have a good recommendation for a pom pom tutorial? I suck HARD at making pom poms.