The weather today is all grey and drizzly, and I feel the same way about my knitting at the moment.

After recently discovering the joys of a knitted hat, I decided that I needed another hat in black.  I cast on for the Argyle Lace Hat from Boutique Knits.  With a pay cut looming, I was determined to use a pattern that I already own, rather than splurging on something new just for the sake of it.

I’ve even got cute red buttons in my stash which match perfectly:


I’m a few inches in, but there’s something about this hat that’s just not working for me.

I’m in a bit of a grump with the yarn itself – Madelinetosh Pashmina in Cloak – as it tangled as I was trying to wind it, and I have no tolerance for such things, so it’s now bundled up in to three separate balls after I broke the yarn.  To make matters worse, the colour rubs off whenever I knit with it, leaving me with grotty black marks over my hands.  But the real decider is that the yarn is too fine for this pattern.  I want something thicker for a hat, something with a bit more oomph.  Having said that, the not-quite-black does look nice, and I think it would be perfect in something textured.

All in all, I think I’ll feel better once it’s frogged and I can move on to something less disappointing and more enjoyable.


4 thoughts on “drizzle

  1. I’ve been having some mojo probs myself with too many wips and zero bandwidth. Not even 5 minutes ago i went and relegated several wips on my rav page to “hibernating” status and one to frogged. I feel liberated not having those things on my shoulders and free to CO one of the bazillion projects i was suppressing and i think my mojo will soon be back on track. RIP IT – you”ll feel better! 😀


  2. your snapshot looks nice, but if you aren’t loving it, frog it:) you’ll be happier. i also hate it when the dye rubs off on me. i was using some black yarn the other day and the fuzziness of it got all under my fingernails…so it looked like i’d been digging in the dirt! ugh. those buttons are super cute too!


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