I tried. I tried so hard to stay true to the large, pink socks. But I just couldn’t do it.
It’s not that I don’t like knitting the sock, it’s just that the miles and miles of stockinette stitch can get a little, well, boring.
And so I strayed. I strayed hard.
But it was worth it.
You see, I’m firmly convinced that people from Meade County are some of the best people you will ever find. They are kind and giving and thoughtful and just good.
So when a friend from high school (who I probably haven’t seen since then) posted a photo on facebook of a knitting needle case and I casually, ever-so-demandingly said I WANT THIS GIMME IT NOW, she sewed one for me. Because she’s a nice person. And from Meade County.
I stole these photos from her and I hope she doesn’t mind, but I just wanted to show how gorgeous it is. And it’s perfect for me because I currently have an old makeup bag full of random DPNs, some of which are actually grouped according to size by the handy rubber band.
This is much better. And so, so much prettier.
So I wanted to do something for her to convey how much I appreciated what she’d made for me. Because, honestly, I’m usually the one making things for other people. It’s not very often that someone takes time out of their day to think about me, to hand-create something they know I’d like.
But I wanted a quick turnaround because I didn’t want to mail this to her in June, when more than likely wool isn’t the best fashion accessory. So I chose a hat. It’s the Meret hat from Woolly Wormhead. It’s super quick, super easy to memorize, and super cute. It’s kind of a slouchy beret, but I wish I’d made it just a little bit slouchier. But I think it still works.
It fit fine on my tiny head before I blocked it, but how it’s a little big. So it won’t be as tight as I’d like it to be, but it will at least stay on her head. Unless of course she has a normal-sized head as opposed to my toddler-sized one.
And I hope she likes it. Also, I hope she likes the color orange.
Melissa, thank you! This will be in the mail as soon as I can get to the post office and as soon as it’s completely dry. (Yes, I did put it on my head damp. Because I’m dedicated.)