A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

February 1, 2004

Bottoms Up!

I didn't get much knitting done today. I had to run lots of errands and do as much as possible around the house. We had friends over for dinner.

I did make it to my LYS to get the needles for a Bottoms Up BOC. Here is the beginning of the hat. I'm trying it with Kureyon. I don't know how well it will work since you use the yarn doubled on the brim (no striping). But I think it should work well for the band and crown. We'll see.

The BOC I felted yesterday is too big. The band fits perfectly but the hat is too tall. I thought I was knitting to gauge so I'm not sure what could account for this. I don't want to try to felt it any more because, as I said, the band is the right size now. Other than filling the top with stuffing I'm not sure how I'll be able to wear it.