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November 25, 2003

Must. Remain. Calm(er).

It's a good thing that I love Jillay. I have literally lost count of the number of times that I have restarted this project. First, there was the "freakishly large head" problem -- which actually turned out to be an "incorrectly knit cap" problem. I ripped it out, and tried again.


And again.

And... well, you get the idea. Finally, I begged Alison for help at Knitsmiths on Sunday. Let me tell you, Alison is a problem solver -- tell her about a problem, even in the vaguest terms, and she's on it. I left my knitting pride at the door (since it hadn't gotten me very far on fixing this damn cap), and let Alison perch over my shoulder and watch every stitch I made. After a few minutes, she exclaimed "That's it! You're doing your yarn-overs wrong!" Turns out it's front to back, not back to front. I ripped out my work for the last time and started again, taking care to yarn-over correctly.

See the difference?


Danke, Alison!

Posted by shannon at November 25, 2003 10:23 AM | For related posts: Miscellaneous Small Projects


We have lace! Yay, hooray! So glad that we figured out what was making your hat look so different. What an investigation! That Calmer cap is worth it though - it's going to be a thing of beauty when it's done.

Posted by: alison at November 25, 2003 11:55 PM

Ohmigod! I just found out I was doing my yarnovers incorrectly, too! I wouldn't have thought it could make such a difference, but there you go.

Posted by: gwyn at December 9, 2003 2:44 PM