I have been hiding a horrific secret from all of you, and for that I am sorry.
You may have noticed that I don't tend to post full-on face shots unless I am wearing a hat, and the reason for that is two-fold. One, I look pretty good in hats. Two, I look like Benjamin Franklin when I don't wear hats.
Hey, look, laugh if you want but it's true. I'm not going to post pictures here so you can laugh at me and put it on Facebook, because I'm totally going to do that later and I don't want you to steal my idea.
I finally finished my sister's birthday hat and sent it out on my birthday (hmmm ...). I was able to take one shot where I don't look completely horrific, and that's only because I turned my head away from the camera. Hey, at least I remembered to take a picture this time.
Also, I apparently have a mole on that side of my neck. You learn something new every day.
Pattern: Sneaky Snakes
Yarn: Approximately 133.2 yards of Debbie Bliss Eco Cotton in the Khaki colorway. This is assuming I measured correctly, which is a pretty risky assumption these days.
Needles: US size 3 and US size I forgot to write it down
Opinions: The pattern itself was great, once I figured out how to do what it wanted (I think I got confused on the yarnovers, but I used this page to help me.) It's very open-ended as to how slouchy you want to make it, which I suppose can either be a blessing or a curse, depending on how much yarn you have. The Eco Cotton, by the way? Splitty as all heck. Nice yarn that lost its twist if I so much as looked at it funny.
Random Thoughts: I have really patient family members.
I injured my hand working on this project (cotton is so unforgiving).
The ribbing was too big and I had to put elastic thread in it.
Buy smaller diameter elastic thread than you think you need, because the thick thread is not stretchy and is very visible.
Don't get superglue all over your hands when attempting to glue the elastic thread knot.
What am I going to do with a skein and a half of leftovers?
I apparently still look like Benjamin Franklin in slouchy hats. Good to know.
My sister doesn't. Brat.
(At least one of us is not sporting our natural hair color. So there.)