Friday, February 17, 2012

frost

I can't believe it took me 2 months to make this hat.
Two months of knitting a little (tiny) bit every day.
Some days I knit a row. A row that included a mistake.
The following day, I would rip back that row.
Some days I knit half a row, finishing that row the following day.
The next row, I would make a mistake... ripping it back the next day.
I kid you not, it continued like this. On and ON.
I'm not sure if it was for lack of concentration. (I have a lot going on in my life... remind me to tell you about it someday.) Or, that I was just having trouble following the pattern repeat. I mentioned that I placed markers in between each pattern repeat. That definitely helped and I think is a must if you cast on for this.
Loved the yarn. Although, I ended up wishing I would have knit it in a natural like this.

I'm ready for a simple something.

Have a wonderful weekend!

28 comments:

Suzanne said...

It was worth the wait, Leslie! Hope you have a really super fun knit on your needles next as a reward.

Frances said...

The Frost cap is a lovely design, and it's grand of you to give us the link to the designer's pattern.

I also love knitting complex cables. Years ago I made many sweaters from Patricia Roberts patterns, and now wonder how I did follow all those charts...well, I didn't need glasses back then!

I am going to investigate that alpaca yarn.

Best wishes!

Jennifer said...

Ooh - what a beautiful hat! It was definitely worth the wait.

michelle said...

A full plate is better than an empty one....I LOVE the hat!....and you.
xoxo M

Jean said...

Well it turned out lovely! What an intricate pattern.

Kristyn Knits said...

A wonderful finished knit! Fifteen minutes at a time. :) Hello C!

Judi A. said...

Isn't it fun when it seems knitting goes more backwards than forward - NOT!! Your end result is beautiful and I hope the wearer appreciates all your effort - then it's all worth it. Hope the next project goes smoothly. :-)

sapphireblue said...

I hadn't noticed your header. Very cute orange.

The hat turned out lovely. I'm glad you were able to get the pattern worked out.

Fleur Cotton said...

Looks great - I think it was worth the struggle!!

Will feel all the better each time you wear it when you think of all the hard work you put into it.

Fleur xx

Kenj said...

Oh, how I relate. I just won't do lace in this season of my life for this very reason. Too much going on, too many distractions. You did great!

Ellen said...

I haven't knit anything too difficult recently just long and boring things that a little something quick is always a nice pick me up. The hat is such a lovely pattern. And I like the color you chose.

Karen said...

It looks perfect. I love the colour, that grey is great for bringing ones eyes out, no matter what colour they are. In that same fashion it takes me 2 to 4 months to finish a pair of socks. Though I love them when they are finally finished. So worth the effort and the time :-)

kim said...

It came out awesome. That was most definitely not the easiest hat to knit, but it's a real stunner when complete. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Proud Mama said...

It is crazy how some projects just seem to go like that. One step forward a few back. The hat does look lovely though. Hope things are running a bit more smoothly in your life.

Kathy said...

If you want mindless, but elegant, i recommend http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/altounyan

Ness said...

All that work definitely paid off! It's a beautiful hat!

the greenhorn knitter said...

Love this hat. I completely understand the feeling of frustration at getting very little done on a small project. I'm in the same boat right now.

Maryse said...

Congratulations for making it! There are projects like that! The result is stunning! I'm sure it will get a lot of wear! Have a wonderful weekend!

http://madebylm.wordpress.com said...

well, it was definitely worth all the trouble. It is really nice. I'm knitting a simple vest which is in it's 2nd year. I've ripped it back quite a few times and recently I discovered I had been reapating the back when I thought I was knitting the front. Aaaarrrggghhh.

Bodil said...

I think it looks like a lovely hat. Sometimes it takes a long time to finish a knitting project that you thought would be a fast one.

Lori ann said...

very pretty hat, i like the color you've chosen. i do feel for you, i have had the same thing happen, i hope you find the simple knit you need now.

house on hill road said...

well, it looks great! and makes me think of that blasted yoke cable on the tangled yoke cardigan. never again! (p.s. miss you!)

green butterfly said...

Dear Friend, I have read your blog for a long time, but have never left a comment, I would like to say that life gets busy sometimes and we just do our best to get thru the day, knitting helps - mistakes and all! Hope your life slows down just breath in and breath out. Jennifer

ColorSlut said...

Came out perfect!

stitching under oaks said...

it turned out wonderfully! it's all about the journey isn't it!?

Larissa said...

Your hat looks great! I completely understand about having a lot on your plate. It helped me to live my day one hour at a time - that way i could make sure that i took the time to smile or breathe deeply or listen to a good piece on NPR for just a moment each hour. I have missed you - so glad I stopped by.

Lisa (Needles and Wool) said...

love the hat, it's really nice! and I love your blog it's so cute :)

www.needlesandwool.blogspot.com

crochet terms said...

Cool hat! :D It's simple and looks very comfortable to wear.