Friday, February 27, 2009

Finished the hat, still have some yarn left

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.


  1. Hey, it's a set now, looks great! Love these simple hats!

    As for the sizing trouble- did you ever cut math clasess in hight school like me? Because I strongly believe that that is exactly why I have to do all that math before starting to knit- I wear size 34! A garment size 34 is a veeeeery rare species. Most magazines I own offer sizes starting with 40 ("tent size" for me!!! :) )
    You surely did cut clasess! :)

  2. I never swatch either. So I know the problem ;) I like the hat very much, great colour combo!

  3. Matematika mi je u školi zadavala glavobolju i taman kad sam mislila da sam se te muke rešila, uplovila sam u vode ručnog rada, gde mi užasno puno treba, a ja pojma nemam. I snalazim se na razne načine, i naravno budem ljuta na sebe...

  4. Maybe you are tired from these colors, but I certainly am not..I love this combination..
    I always have troubles with figuration the right size..That's why I improvise a lot :)