Today’s blog post is brought to you by the letter F!

I know better. I’ve been knitting for 20 years.  I know not to tempt the Knitting Fates. They are busy ladies and have millions of knitters to look after. I knew from the moment that I cast on this project, that it was doomed. There were signs.

Boyfriend: “Who are you knitting that for?”

Me: “Kyle.”

Boyfriend: “Ouch. That’s going to take forever! His head is huge!”

Looking down at my 16inch circular, I knew that I didn’t have enough stitches. I knew that my colourwork would be tighter gauge then the rest of my hat. I knew that it would probably not even fit me.

Co-worker: “That’s a tiny little hat. Who is the lucky kid?”

Me: “EFF!!!!”

Did I stop knitting? Did I take some time to measure my gauge? Did I suck up and move on? NOPE!

Lesson learned — again!

 Now I have to go back and unpick the sewn in ends, unravel the whole thing (which is going to be annoying! I hate ripping back colour work). Then reknit the whole hat. Hopefully I remember to check my gauge and do some math — Kyle’s head is 25 inches around!

Take a deep breath! Apologize to the Knitting Fates. Move on.

About emilymatiszdesigns

Knitter. Designer. Custom order fiend.
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One Response to Bah!

  1. amy j says:

    😦 it does bring out a very cute pouty face on you though!

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