Monday, February 12, 2007

I finally finished something!


After working (or rather NOT working) on my Ogee Tunic for months I picked up the Knitting Nature book again and was struck by an uncontrollable urge to knit the Sunflower Tam. Which I did. It turned out great except I didn't check my gauge (I know I know ... rookie mistake) and it's too large for my head. But it made a nice gift this morning. I just wanted to knit it, you know?

4 Comments:

At 5:11 PM, Blogger Julia said...

looks great and bet the recipient loved it. I totally know what you mean about just needing to knit/finish something...

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger The Pattern Slave said...

Looks great! I'm working on this too and I'm looking forward to not having to pick back anotherfew rows. ...must. remember. to. pay. attention.

 
At 9:24 AM, Blogger KnittenJen said...

If it is not tooo big, you may find that some jusdicious steaming while blocking may snug it up just enough. Another option would be to take some of the elastic thread (you know - the stuff you bought because you knew you might need it some day) and run it through the back side of the ribbing. Its a great trick for hats, mittens socks, sleeves, and waistbands from EZ!

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger vermontknitter said...

I has this problem too, and I did check my gauge carefully, however the ribbing didn't come out nice and tight, I think it was the luxury yarn I used. Anyway I hand stitched a band, I used a fabric covered with interfacing but one could use gross grain ribbon too just like you would see in a custom made felt hat on the inside. I eased in the ribbing to the measurement of band which I carefully measured around my head where I wanted it to sit. This ended up being a perfect fix and soft and comfortable too.

 

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