With the lack of
gauge swatching success with Ms. Marigold, I immediately turned towards something that could bring me a bit of joy and instant gratification without the need for **cough** unnecessary gauge swatching preparation. So what did I turn to?
*Pattern: Headline News Newsboy Cap from Stitch n' Bitch Nation
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Tan (1 skein, plus a few yards)
Modifications: Not much, except that my first try with the brim was waaaay too short. So I tried my best to lengthen it without adding width to the sides. I sort of had to fudge the sewing to make it lay down right. But that's all.
Can I say that I think I look quite cute in this little hat? Especially since I am again posting a picture of myself post-workout. I am not a vain person, in any way, but I do think that this little hat is flattering and will get some wear when the temp dips a bit. And guess what? It qualifies for my one and only participatory moment in Project Spectrum. August is neutrals month and tan is definitely a neutral! Yay for me!
As for the status of Ms. Marigold...she will meet her maker sometime this week. After much consideration and deliberation, I do not think there is much hope for her loose ways. She's just way too big across the back and I don't believe any form of fudging will be enough. So, off to the gallows she goes...
...and speaking of gallows, I have decided to rip back a couple other items. Remember this?
The lovely Miss Cable 8 is going to be frogged this week too. I think I could find a better use for the yarn. As cute as this pattern is on the model in the IK mag it came out of, it's just too bulky for me. I think I have worn her about twice. And right now, if it ain't getting worn, it's getting frogged. I figure it's a more cost-conscious and responsible thing to do instead of buying more yarn.
In weekend news...
Mr Wonderful and I attended Taste in San Pedro, where we sampled some delish foods and perhaps some alkyholik beverages.
Yes, my shirt does say "Everybody Loves a Mixed Girl." Gotta have some mixed girl pride when I am with the folks, right? I swear, I have the cutest Mommie and Daddy.
And just because I thought this was like the funniest thing all day...
...this man was emptying garbage with a Mickey Mouse hat on! Classic So Cal...
* I have decided to be a little bit more responsible with my knitting on this ol' blog and give a few more dets besides the pattern.