Best Laid Plans
I brought my car to the mechanic for a long overdue oil change this morning at 8:00 a.m.
It's 2:00 p.m. and then just informed me my transmission is leaking--PEACHY!
So there go my plans for the day.
Moochie is supposed to wear a pair of black pants to his little holiday program tomorrow. I guess he'll be wearing jeans instead. Ah well.
Just like my plans for today, my latest FO has seen similar results: Not what I anticipated, but not horrific.
See, I'm a sucker for uniquely constructed knitted things* (and bandwagon hats it would seem).
And sometimes (ok, most of the time) those things don't really look good on me.
Pattern: The aforementioned Escargot from the latest edition of Knitty.
Yarn: Green is a merino handspun of my own. I lost the tag on exactly who dyed the roving. The white is just some LB Jiffy I believe.
Overall? It's a great pattern to knit and I really enjoyed it. I had to print myself out a tutorial on wrapping and turning (it's been a while) but aside from that, very easy. After you finish the snail swirl, the rest of the hat goes really fast.
What do I not like about the hat?
Well, I look like a doofus in it.
I wear my hair back. And this is not a good hair back/hair up hat.
You really have to have a cute short little 'do or wear your hair down.
God, I look tired.
See? Not as bad when the hair is down.
However, I hate wearing my hair down.
I suppose I could keep it short, but here's what I hate more than wearing my hair down: The upkeep of keeping it short.
Now as it rounds 3:00 p.m. and I still have no car, and my day of running errands and getting Christmas and birthday shopping DONE are dashed, I do believe this hat will wing it's way to a certain Mom in AK.
She's got a short haircut and at least I think she likes getting my knitted stuff. (If she doesn't, that's the beauty of living so far apart--I don't know and she doesn't have to wear it if she doesn't want to!).
*Except for socks. I'm a traditionalist when it comes to socks. Top down, heel flap, the end.
Labels: 2011 FOs