Even though I tried to get pictures well in the middle of the day, it was so gloomy and rainy that they all came out poorly. I was trying to show how hilariously oversized the hood turned out. As you would expect, based on the fact that I ripped back and knit it larger to fit.
Obviously when you do that, the whole thing is going to, like, double in size once you block it. If I don’t tug it back just so, I end up looking like a fat Emperor Palpatine.
Last night I picked out some buttons from my collection. These are from my grandmother’s buttons. They had obviously been snipped off a clothing item that had seen a lot of wear. They have a moonstone-ish sort of quality to them, although they are made from some sort of plastic. I love them.
Even though it turned out bigger than it was meant to, I’m still pretty happy with this project. I dislike wearing hats, but I wanted something to keep my head warm. And I can wear this when I go outside in my headlamp in the dark to tend to the chickens, as I do twice a day. (You can wear a headlamp over a hat, but not easily.)
The yarn – Cascade Eco Wool – is nice and snuggly. I used almost the entire skein. It’s very lanolin-y, which ordinarily I would appreciate, but not this close to my face. Needs another good washing, methinks.
Note: I learned how to sew buttons to knitting from this tutorial.