15 November 2006
Well kids, Oh Knit is officially back (it's the cold weather really) And joining us for the first time was Ms. Rozzilyn, who decided that last night would be the perfect night to learn how to knit...and she did wonderfully! My mother knitted a couple of scarfs for one of Rozzie's dolls, and I began my new winter project for myself...a cutie sock monkey hat. I got quite far, when we broke for a little DaVinci Code entertainment (really enjoyable) which ended about midnight and left me feeling a bit weary this morning, as I bounded out of bed to get to an early dentist appointment. Suffice it to say, I ended that appointment with half a numb mouth. I won't go into the details of the scraping...or the drooling...or the not feeling well enough to eat...or the impending fear I have because I need to use a water pick to help myself (I can't take antibiotics...so a water pick it is...no infections for me thank you!)
But, a little afternoon knitting during the slow times at the shop helped immensely. Unfortunately...I kept looking at the brim of this thing and thinking...my, that's small...well, maybe it will stretch. Then I measured my head.
My head is about 23 inches around...24, if I don't want hat head. The Large part of the pattern fits a 22 inch head. I tell you...this is not going to fit. It's just not. Unless my head shrinks.
Now, I do not have the exact yarn the pattern called for...so, I'm fudging...and now wondering if I should haveused larger needles? The silly thing is, I actually made a little test swatch, and it turned out OK...so what the heck?! I think I'm going to try to adjust the pattern. I tell you what though, looking at it is making me a little scared...wish me luck!