to the old lady face beneath cute knit hat, focus people, on the cute hat that I knit myself!
My main model Nick, wasn't having any of this hat business, so I was left to do it myself. Do you know how hard it is to photograph yourself, in the mirror, with poor overhead lighting and without showing the camera or zooming in on your nostrils? If the camera adds ten pounds, I think it all went to the bags under my eyes!
For my second knitting project, I used this book. Being the novice that I am, I had to start and restart this hat about 6 times, with extra stitches appearing each time, then consult with my expansive (not) knitting library, to finally figure out what I was doing wrong. Once I got going, I lost track of my knitting and purling, so my ribbing isn't right. Who cares? (Hands, anyone??) The ribbing is different than the body of the hat, so it works for me!
Now that I am such a wiz-bang knitterer person, it's on to socks! If I thought knitting with 2 long needles was tricky, using 4 double pointed short needles is purely athletic!
And you thought I never got any exercise!