A Distraction

Sometimes when I find myself grumpy at a project that isn’t quite turning out the way I envisioned, I will start a small, quick project to get my crafty mojo back up. Do you do that?

That’s what this is.

go skins
go ‘skins!

Here’s the quick stats.

Pattern:
Football from Itty-Bitty Hats, Susan B. Anderson.

Yarn:
Knit Picks Merino Style in Hollyberry and Honey

Needles:
US5 INOX dpns and US5 16″ Susan Bates aluminum

Hook:
3.00mm clover soft touch

Started-Finished:
25 May 2007-25 May 2007

Modifications:
The biggest change I made was in attempting to stitch the Redskins script R on the football instead of the laces. Otherwise, I stuck pretty much to the pattern. Oh. I did make the front and back the same size instead of as the pattern specifies, but that’s because I don’t follow patterns much. Overall, I am very happy with the hat (and you could easily recreate this without the pattern).

redskins hat
burgundy and gold, eh

From Tuesday through sometime last night, I had the migraine-that-would-not-go-away. It has not been fun. It finally started to dissipate last night. I decided I would try knitting this hat and the mindless-knitting-in-a-dark-room helped me get through the last bit of the headache. So thank you, hat!

When DH returned from his hockey game last night, I handed him the hat and he was very, very excited. “This is for [our niece-on-the-way]!” He put it on top of his head and “wore” it until I asked him for it. Hopefully he won’t ask me to make one in his size…

[You may be wondering what I was distracting myself from. Well, I was distracting myself from this yoked sweater. I like it but I don't like the m1 increases I worked on the yoke (look at the pink rows, they go vvVvvVvvV). So I think I am going to rip it back and reknit it with all purple rows between the repeats. That way the m1 should be invisible. But I can't bring myself to rip it back just yet. I do think the sweater works though. DH sees a different dog in the pattern than I do. Now I see both. So cool! ]

10 Comments so far

  1. Kristin on May 26th, 2007

    I love the hat and the sweater is beautiful!

  2. Stef on May 27th, 2007

    Doing a small project to fire you up for a stubborn big project is the way of champions. I hope the very cute hat gives you the fuel you need!

  3. Andrea on May 27th, 2007

    Is the alternate dog one where the point-down triangle makes a nose? It also kind of looks like a cat… you’ve got cats and dogs! I hope they don’t fight. ;)

    After a time-out, I’ve ripped back a bit and restarted the sides on my tapestry crochet hat.

  4. joy on May 27th, 2007

    the hat is too cute, even if it is for the redskins. :)

  5. Ashley on May 27th, 2007

    Holy cats that hat is adorable I love it! My nephew needs one for sure before next footbal season!

  6. Julie on May 27th, 2007

    Love the hat and love the sweater! And I’m with you on smaller projects – mine just tend to be dishcloths these days.

  7. stacey on May 29th, 2007

    nothing wrong with a little distraction…anything to get the good knitting vibes back!

    that hat is so cute – you did a great job on the “R”!!

  8. Lauren on June 4th, 2007

    Cute hat! I am all about quickie project now adays. But that hat is too cute, but perhaps the colors are a bit off. Maybe more blue, and silver ala the Dallas Cowboys. *ahem* =)

  9. soknitpicky on June 15th, 2007

    that hat is too, too, too cute! what a great “warm-up” for the big game!

  10. alison on March 4th, 2008

    It looks perfect! Great job! :)