"Sweater Seeds" (10-23-11) chronicled the bulk of a long-term knitting affair. What wasn't said was that in the hasty and uncertain buying of yarn not recommended by the pattern and finding a pattern that was sort of but really not quite the way I envisioned the sweater and the crafting of the design as I knit that, oh my, there was a fair amount of yarn huddled down in the bag when the last stitch was cast off. Since I'm short on knit caps/hats, making one to match the sweater was, of course, the answer.
Just as we began our descent for landing, I cast off the last stitch. I love short knitting projects! But now the next morning I'm on the road again, this time with my husband. We're headed to Davis, California, a long drive from Portland by any set of measurements. It's the perfect time to review the Things I get to do today and check off "finish the hat."
I grafted the back seam together and pondered the best finishing embellishment. Pompoms are about the happiest things I know. I wanted one of each delicious color attached to the top tassel. Usually when one makes a pompom, it requires cardboard to wrap the yarn around. But we are on the road, so I used my head and my hands instead.
|Finger pompom maker|
A few miles closer to California and the hat is ready to wear, so bright and perky it makes me wish I had a tail to wag.
|The camera missed the wagging tail|