Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Cheaper than therapy



Last week I was looking at my knitting projects and not feeling it at all. I didn't like how the potholders were working out (more on that later this week) and the poncho was still in the phase of endless stockinette. I needed something a bit more fun and a bit more capable of taking my mind off things.
So I cast on for a hat. Reluctantly, I might add.
I finished my last hat in December, a few short of my goal of 52 in 2018. At that time I thought I was sick and tired of knitting hats and wouldn't like to knit one for a long time. Also, I felt bad about dumping most of those hats at the thrift store in March, because my family was already drowning in hats. Such a waste of time and yarn. But the mad hat knitter inside me is stronger than my reasoning. I need to knit hats every once in a while. Or so it seems.
Because I happily knit the brim, alternated with the other two projects and finished it only two days later.
And now all is well in my world. Well, in my knitting world anyway. And I do feel a bit better overall too. So maybe I should be knitting hats, despite not knowing what to do with them. It's cheaper (and more fun) than therapy.



Pattern: the Rosa Hat, a free pattern by Soulemama
Yarn: a thrift store find

linking up with Nicole's Crafting On

6 comments:

  1. You might knit them to pass on to this org. https://seamenschurch.org/christmas-at-sea
    I hear you on the hat therapy, I am knitting a colorwork one right now!! The yarn feels so good in my hands, the chart knitting feeds my logical brain, and the colors are too dull to excite me, but it's all good! LOL

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    1. Oh, thank you! That looks like a great way to donate some hats! I may be considering to cast on for a new one right away... ;-)

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  2. Lovely hat. Wondered why you would want one in the Caribeans? I am in Canada, we just put our away for the spring. 😁

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    1. Yeah, that's the problem. I love knitting hats, always have, but I can't use them, except for the few weeks we go back to the Netherlands to visit family. I'm contemplating knitting sunhats instead (but I haven't worked out how to do the brim yet), or maybe donating them.

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  3. lovely hat and hopefully it will cure your ennui of the current knitting. I like to have a few projects going when I know I won't be in a mood for one of them.

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    1. It did. I think my one project times are over. It feels good to be able to choose and alternate my knitting.

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