Saturday, February 19, 2005

Knitting Adventure

Dear ELW,

Your kitty hat will have a rolled brim rather than a cuffed one. With the size of the yarn, I doubt this will make much of a difference. But the change was necessary after I made several discoveries this morning:

1) Chenille makes crap ribbing. It just. Does. Not. Stay "ribbed."

2) Chenille ribbing, in addition to not staying ribbed, apparently opposes all fiber arts principles and EXPANDS the circumference of the hat, rather than making it nice and snug.

3) Chenile gets grumpy when you rip it out and re-knit and/or crochet it too many times. I was in danger of having to buy a whole new skein. Best to go with the safest option.

But the hat is in progress, and I think it will even fit. You (or Mark) might be interested to know that the final number of stitches necessary was 42. The answer to everything.



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