Tuesday, July 15

I finished something!

Oh, I'm pathetic. If you look at my Ravelry project page, you'll see that I'm about this close to finishing 4 knitting projects. A few hours on each one and they'd be done, off my needles and I could move on. Instead I find myself avoiding them all, hoping they'll finish themselves while also not allowing myself to start a new project. Some of these have to get finished before I allow myself to get distracted with something else.

Back in April I started and quickly knitted most of Gretel for my friend Marjorie. Marjorie is a jewelry designer, and we'd decided to swap crafts. I made a hat that she picked and she's making me a necklace that I picked. Christopher got mugged on April 7, and in the confusion my #9 double pointed needles were shoved in the wrong place, and I couldn't find them when I wanted to finish up Gretel. The other day I stumbled across the needles, and I was relieved to be able to pick up this project again.It only took a day to finish it. That is: A trip to Manhattan and back, plus about 10 minutes on the sofa when I got home. It makes me sad that it took me more than 3 months to finish something that took less than 3 hours. But it's done, and I'm loving the cables.

I am glad this is for Marjorie though. It's a little too slouchy (and maybe too trendy) for my own taste. Plus I like color. Oh, yeah, details:

Pattern: Gretel, by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted in Oatmeal
(Yes, this is the same yarn I used for my dad's hat and scarf set last fall. I am very fond of it, though I'm ready for a new color of it.)


meg said...

Beautiful! Cabled designs always look great in those natural color-ways. Your friend is a lucky lady.

Alyssa said...

Beautiful. I hope you get the others done soon. It feels so good to have a finished object.

knithound brooklyn said...

I really like this hat. I might have to make one for myself! I love berets. The yarn you used is really terrific too.

Anonymous said...

That is a really cool hat. I might make one for my sister, I think it would suit her.
Have you received your necklace yet? I'd love to see it...

Anonymous said...

That is a great hat! I'm tempted to make one myself.