This is definitely not the blog post I had planned for today. Today's blog post was going to be about how cutting my nails derails my knitting for days, but not my crocheting, and then I was going to take a picture of the Crapghan on the bed so you could get some context.
And then it started to snow. And I had to walk home in it. The Amanda Hat was thoroughly entrenched in Vermont weather and if I had to be cold and miserable in it I might as well get some pictures.
Personally, I was hoping that the shots of me in the sunglasses would turn out better so you wouldn't get a full-face shot, but that sound you hear would be the camera gods laughing at me. So instead you get my no-makeup, just-worked-out and walked-home-in-the-snow face. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Ugh, I'm going to regret posting that. Excuse the bags under my eyes, I'm apparently packing for a vacation. I guess I could have cropped it to just the hat, but then you would have missed an action shot of my Noro Striped Scarf #3.
Pattern: The Amanda Hat (PDF file) by Gina House of Sleepy Eyes Knitting.
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in colorway Pagoda, about half a skein.
Needles: Boye interchangeable set, size US 8 & Clover bamboo DPNs, size US 7
Modifications: I cut out the second repeat of garter row stitches, as suggested by the designer, since I was afraid it was going to be too big otherwise.
Opinion: This was a fun project, and I'd definitely make it again.
Random Thoughts: I had to finish the crown on US 7 DPNs because the Binary Scarf is monopolizing my 8s. Oops! Having worn the thing out in the snow, I almost wish I had made it a smidge longer, but I haven't washed it yet, so I suppose I can get that through some minor blocking.
When I came in to defrost, I noticed how pretty the water drops looked on the hat, so I had to take a picture of that.
So there you have it, my first finished IWTMT! I guess that makes it an IMT (I Made That)!
This post is part of Little Andalucia's Creative Friday Features.