Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Yarn along: Blume Hat take two

 My first Blume Hat, the one I lost....

 I have started knitting another Blume Hat after losing my first one. I really loved that hat and I am super picky about hats for myself, so I am knitting another. I remember thinking after I finished the first one that it was a huge pain in the butt. Not that it is a hard pattern to knit, but because it is knit on tiny needles in sock weight yarn. I had to look all over the internet to find the yarn again as the color has been discontinued(Madelinetosh in Burnished). 
It has been slow going and I had to frog good two inches which is several hours in sock weight on size 2 needles, but I made a mistake early on and wanted to make sure it was correct if I am going to invest time in knitting it again. I am sort of an impatient knitter with a million projects on my to-knit list, so re-knitting the same project is a challenge for me. I am sure it will be worth it when I am done. Fingers crossed tat I don't lose this one!
 I am still reading and enjoying And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.
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kjramstack said...

You must have been devastated to lose something that took so long to knit. I know I would have been! I think that colorway is perfect with your complexion. How cool that you were still able to find the yarn.

Alisa said...

I'm sure you will be glad you decided to knit it again! It's such a cute hat and that yarn is lovely!!

tie-dyed doula said...

One of my favorite books!! I love the color of that hat. Matches your eyes. Beautiful.