As predicted, when Lovely Littlest saw my baa-ble hat at the beginning of December she wanted one. Being a daughter request I couldn’t ignore it, but was busy with Christmas preparations, so didn’t get started until three days before Christmas. With all the celebrating, guests and visiting there was almost no time for knitting, but being a small project I managed to finish it late on New Years Day.
Although the hat was finished, there was still the need to block it before lovely daughter went away again. For this I used my patented hat blocker, aka a pyrex basin sitting on top of a small casserole dish.
This does work well, but I often think it’s only a matter of time before the pyrex basin gets knocked off and meets an untimely demise. Maybe I should add buying a head form to my 2016 goals list. Unless you’ve any other suggestions for hat blocking?
My own Baa-ble hat has been lying around unblocked for ages. If the weather ever gets properly cold again I will get round to it – Honest! However, having two identical hats, one blocked and one not, really did show up the improvement blocking makes. Even lovely littlest was impressed – and she’s definitely no a knitter.
So the second baa-ble hat was my first finished object of the year, but mostly knitted in 2015. So should I claim as 2015 achievement or a 2016?
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