Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We Don't Have Hat

So....last night when I was about halfway through the edging on the hat, it became quite obvious that I was going to run out of yarn. I ripped back, then thought I would just do a normal K1P1 ribbing rather than an edging so I could just stop wherever I wanted, but by the third round it became obvious that I had far too many stitches to create anything even resembling a hat ribbing. So, I ripped back again, then ripped back a few extra rows for more yarn, then started the edging again--this time using one less stitch. Which brings me to here:which is about where I was last night. Sigh......

Since all existing projects were basically thumping me, I moved on to an idea for an upcoming birthday gift--copying from a similar project I ran across in a book.

I cut 3 circles of about 4.5 inches in diameter (turns out a vase downstairs makes a perfect template), then putting the right sides of two together, did small seams of about 3/4 of an inch (turns out it will need to be about 1/2 inch seams, but we'll get to that in a minute.
That created 2 circles held together only at the edges, and when the circles were folded in half with the wrong sides together
I had this:
Then taking the third circle right side toward the best looking side of the first piece, I sewed around the edges, then clipped the curves:
The strange white spot is the selvage. I used scrap material for my prototype.

Turning it right side out and pressing it all flat, I was left with
I think I'm going to make a set in Christmas colored crepe back satin for a friend. If they're all slightly different, I think they'd be really helpful for parties--maybe with satin stitching around the edging to add a little sharpness? Thoughts?

Knitting Law #412

She who is foolish enough to brag about a project being done the following day will spend the night ripping back because she is running out of yarn.