Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Yarn Along

This Yarn Along is not going to be as exciting as last week,
it's actually quite depressing.
I was pretty far along on my February Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn
when I noticed I had made a mistake pretty early on.
Of course the first thing I did was text Leanne and put the pressure on her...
"should I rip it out? or just keep going".
Of course, she is so very kind, her response to the first picture I sent...
"What mistake? I don't see anything"
I sent another picture, her second response...
"I still don't notice a mistake. Soooooooo that shows you! Don't rip it out!!!
I sent a third picture pointing at the mistake, she had to come clean, her exact response...
"OMG. Leave it. It's hardly anything at all. DO NOT RIP IT OUT!!!!!!!"

You know I ripped it out, almost back to the beginning, 
I was able to save the brim.
But I have made great progress since ripping it out, it was a great motivator...
I think it would be done if I hadn't...
But, I am so happy I did as now it is perfectly, perfect.

February Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn,
free here on Ravelry.
Knitted with yarn from Arrow Acres Alpaca Farm 3 ply DK Alpaca Yarn.
This hat is for my niece Sarah, matching the one I made for Kalmia.

It is almost finished. 
It is the only knitted project I am working on right now,
I would like to get it done and mailed so she can get some use out of it this winter!

Here is a close up of some of the detail in the hat.
It looks complicated, but it's not.

Once I finish this, I will be back to my cables.


  1. Like you, I don't like knowing there is a mistake in my knitting and it is better for me to rip it out too:) Nice pattern.

  2. I would have done the same. It's an OCD thing with me..a little off would drive me nuts!! The hat turned out very nice and I'm sure that Sarah will love it.

  3. Hello Debbie, whatever the mistake was, it was obvious and bothered you. Your niece will have a beautiful hat. It is cute, well done! Wishing you a great day!

  4. It looks hard to me but so pretty!

  5. Oh my gosh Debbie, I love those pictures of the mallards in the previous!!--their COLORS!! So beautiful. I never knew they would interbreed with other ducks, neat! The close ups you got were great, I can really see the feathers and textures, etc. Wow, your nieces are LUCKY TO GET THESE GREAT HATS!!

  6. I too, would have had to send the mistake to smithereens, Debbie. It would have bothered you forever if you hadn't fixed up your little mistake. Now as you say, it is perfectly perfect. Such a pretty hat oozing pretty patterns.

  7. It is frustrating when you feel the need to open something that has been done, but it also feels so good when you know you did it right.

  8. Oh my goodness we are too much a like, LOL! when we use to have our ladies craft night I would make a mistake and I would say oh no I made a mistake and show the girl in our group that was very good at crocheting, she would say oh you can work around that it will be fine, the next thing you know I would be ripping it all out, she would say why do you even show me you know you are going to rip it all out anyway, LOL! I am a little more easy on myself with my cardmaking, maybe because it isn't as easy to fix a mistake and I hate throwing things away.