WIP Wednesday.

The afghan report is on hiatus until after Christmas. Because one of the sons, who shall not be named but whose initials are Matthew, apparently cannot follow instructions.

My current carry-along WIP is a Sockhead hat for a friend. When she saw my Sockhead last winter she liked it a lot. And since she is a good friend who works tirelessly for our library Friends group, I said I would make one for her. She couldn’t decide on a yarn or color and told me just to pick something to go with her brown coat. I had this yarn in the stash:

P1000308

Perfect! It will coordinate with her coat and set off her blue eyes!

While thinking about the hat — and finishing those two pairs of summer socks you saw a week or two ago — I realized that my friend needed a pair of fingerless gloves to go with the hat. She was quite taken with the fingerless gloves last year and bought at least one pair. Off to Webs I went, added another skein to my cart, blissfully finished the socks, and cast on the hat.

Fast forward a few weeks. Careful comparison of the two cakes of yarn showed me something I had missed.

TWISTLIGHT.CHICORY

Madtosh Merino Twist Light

MERINOLIGH.CHICORY

Madtosh Merino Light

The original yarn cake (left) and its label had mysteriously gotten separated, and I had misidentified it in my Rav stash. When I ordered the second skein (right) I just found a madtosh fingering weight yarn in the same colorway, Chicory, and threw it into my cart. While the two yarns are not precisely the same color — okay with me, they are for two different objet d’knit, almost is good enough — one is plied and the other is not. The plied yarn would be a far better choice for the fingerless gloves, which would undergo harder wear than the hat.

So I frogged the 5-6″ I had already knit on the hat and cast on again, this time with the Merino Light.  And knitted happily away until I noticed this:

dropped

Frog back and reknit! Another chance to do more of our favorite hobby, in the words of someone we all know and worship — and life went on.

The weather has now turned fall-like, and my friend will need these when she walks her dogs every morning. Knit faster, Kat™!

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7 Responses to WIP Wednesday.

  1. Carole says:

    Is that a dropped stitch? I love the Madeline Tosh and I agree the plied yarn will be better suited for the mitts.

  2. highlyreasonable says:

    Thanks a lot, Matthew, for ruining the afghan report for all of us. Why can’t sons just do as they’re told? 🙂 Love the hat and mitts color!

  3. loreen j clayton morrell says:

    Shouldn’t the hat only take 2 hours?

  4. Vicki says:

    Love MadTosh! Second highlyreasonable’s sentiment on Matthew The Namedless. 🙂

  5. gayle says:

    Kids. Srsly. *sigh*
    Now I’m hoping you cast on the right number of stitches for your hat…

  6. kathy b says:

    Gorgeous colorway!

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