Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hey, could you turn it down?!

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:

Ow! My eyes!

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.

1 comment:

  1. I think the colours look wonderful. But I also think they will look really sharp alternated with gray too.
    If you knit a hat, frog it, and start again does it count as 2 hats? Or at least 1 1/2??