OK, I'm done with my striped hat. I've ripped this baby a record number of 4 times. Four times! As always, math problems. I really can't seem to calculate the exact number of stitches needed for my head. I keep forgetting that knitwear is supposed to stretch. But ripping the same stupid hat four times is too much, even for a doofus like me.
This was part two of my stashbusting project. See wristwarmers for part one. Two wristwarmers and a hat, and I still have some yarn left. Come on! How am I going to get rid of these two colors? I've got 15 g of the blue one and 23 g of the brown. Yes, I weighed them on a digital kitchen scale.
What am I supposed to knit with those amounts? A striped cellphone holder? I'm getting sick of the blue/brown stripes, that's for sure. Right now, the yarns are sitting on my desk, mocking me. So if anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.
Meanwhile, I'm thinking of casting on a DROPS pattern, 88-17. I ordered Lana Grossa Cool Wool in lavender a while back. It looks more like pink than lavender to me, but it gorgeus and super soft, 100% merino.
I did a swatch and for the first time in my life, got the gauge listed in the pattern. Finally got gauge! And guess what? The pattern doesn't come in my size. The smallest size is too big for me.
I swear, there is some kind of conspiracy out there that's forcing me to use math.