Those socks. Hmn. I started out feeling pretty confident. But when I got to the legs, I tried to incorporate a bit of a pattern in knit and purl stitches. I went for diamonds, but I kept loosing track. Then I considered Karen's suggestion to do a simple checkerboard, but I noticed the knit was very loose. I would have to change to thinner needles (that I don't have) or knit with two strands. Either way, I had to frog them.
And while I was doing that, I decided I'd rather make a hat (this is probably not a surprise to you if you've been hanging around on my blog for a longer time). Since winging it without a pattern didn't really work out for the socks I grabbed an old favorite: Soulemama's Rosa hat.
Ah! (sigh of relief) I knit with four strands, cast on 80
stitches (child size), but made the height adult size. I guess I have a
small head. Or maybe I just like my hats to sit tight.
Gosh I look old and tired. But maybe that's just because I
am. I'd better get used to that face, it won't get any younger ;-)
Anyway, I love this hat (can you tell I like green?)
Linking up with Jeannie Gray knits' Makers' Monday