I never made much of an agenda for hat knitting in May, which is starting to look like a bad idea... out of five hats I need to make this month, I have finished precisely one. I refuse to let this fact startle me.
One symptom-- or perhaps one cause, I'm not sure which-- of this lack of organization was an overwhelming desire to dip into one of my hand-painted skeins from last weekend's dye workshop. A desire that I resisted for, hmm, twenty-five seconds-- I had planned to use it for a hat anyway, and I really, really, really couldn't wait to see how it would knit up.
Well, I'm not sure how I feel about it now:
On the plus side, it is colorful. But I'm concerned that it's a bit too, um, loud.* Those little islands of green are like flashing neon signs... and not in a good way. I don't think anyone wants to wear Vegas on their head. At least not anyone in my immediate social circle.
So I decided I need to tone it down a bit-- I ordered some of the same yarn in a solid dark grey, and I'm going to alternate them every row. This, of course, still leaves me with only one finished hat for the month...
*And yes, the colors are more vivid in real life. Thanks, camera.