Knitting is something I love to do but hardly ever make time for- probably in part due to the many disappointments of my past failed projects. But a late-night Ravelry browsing session led me to this hat pattern, and I happened to have all the materials on hand, so I cast on for this hat.
Two other factors that helped me get over knitting frustration (until another failed project, at least) include:
- this great blog post by my friend Felicia: The false economy of not making.
- having my Mum to stay last week to hang out with the kids while I was at work in the school holidays. She is the most experienced knitter I know, and I asked her a lot of puzzling knitting questions.
- this great video that taught me how to do a long-tail cast-on. Hooray!
I'm really happy with the hat, and I'm almost looking forward to the next spell of wild weather so I can wear it. Almost. The hat pattern is Jane by Jane Richmond, found on Ravelry here, along with so many other beautiful patterns- what to knit next?