Saturday, November 23, 2013

Romi Hill does it again


A week or so ago, Romi Hill announced that she was launching another ebook subscription, The Great Oddments Knitdown. Since I am both trying to reduce my stash, and I'm in love with pretty much everything Romi designs, I was in. The first pattern was released in Saturday, and I had absolutely nothing on the needles. (I actually haven't seamed Spice Road, but that's because I've discovered I've stuffed up the shoulders, and a small amount of reknitting is required.) Saturday was not my happiest day. I ruined a suit by cutting one trouser leg too short when hemming - such a rookie error. Roadworks were happening on the street directly outside my house, and I dropped a dozen eggs - some of them survived, but it was pretty symptomatic of my day. So, when the pattern was released, I cast on immediately. The first pattern is a beanie, with a giant pompom. this makes me very happy, because I currently do not have a single hat with a pompom. On Saturday I got through the first two charts, and today I finished it.
While I was learning the sewn cast off. Leon made the pompom. This is the first hat I have made, as an adult and as a knitter, with a pompom. Love it. Now, hopefully Melbourne's weather will finally warm up for summer, but if it doesn't I know what hat I'll be wearing.

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