I have really stupid reasons when it comes to choosing patterns that I want to knit.
Sometimes it's the color of the modeled garment. Other times it's the photo of the designer's finished object (like it looks so pretty in the snow, let's knit it, even tough my version probably won't ever see any snow). This time it was the name.
Let me embarrass myself completely by telling you that I decided to knit the Castiel hat just because Castiel is the name of a character on the TV show Supernatural. About two brothers that hunt demons and monsters. Castiel is an angel that helps them. Yes, I watch that. And it's really not so stupid as my description makes it sound. Right, moving on. Here's the hat on my head:
I bought the pattern and spent two nights trying to figure out the tubular cast on it calls for. Finally gave up when I realized it looks horrible. I went with the long tail cast on I always use.
Finished it in about a week, and then took some pictures at night and in the morning. Too dark during the night, too bright this morning, hence the lousy quality. It has nothing to do with my photographic skills. Or lack thereof.
During the past week I also somehow managed to add this to my already big stash of yarn:
Clearly I have a problem. Or more potential hats in my future.