A little more crafting reveal:
Bridget asked for a knit cap. My knitting has been weird — I keep making things too big! I made this cap so ridiculously big that it swallowed up the head of the Chief, and believe me when I tell you that he has quite the noggin. I should have taken pictures, but I was doing a million things as weren’t we all, just before Christmas!
And a picture would have convinced you that I’m bonkers. Who would make such a thing.
So in that panicky rush when you know your crafting time is running out, I washed and dried it. Like, in the dryer.
I actually really liked the near-felted texture when I was done (and think it’s probably much warmer this way). Maybe in the photos it doesn’t look felted, but it did get thicker and tighter. But then the worry is (of course!) that it got a mite too short. <mental image: me banging my head on the desk>
But I added the trim and I think all is well. I also used up every scrap of (leftover stash) yarn (the yarn from my “Breaking Bad” afghan and also from my green leaf shawl, which I’m seeing now I haven’t put on Ravelry yet) — hence the idiosyncratic pompom.
I wish I could knit faster. Bridget says that if I weren’t so distracted all the time my knitting would count for more (that is, I wouldn’t have to rip everything out all the time; and what about the time just spent staring at the article, gently shaking my head back and forth, moaning? What about that time??).
Do you have all sorts of resolutions to do more crafting this year? What are you going to make? If you are a knitter, and like making socks, you might like to know that this pretty pattern is offered free until the 20th.