Frogging Fake Isle
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I thought I had this one in the bag. I finished Fake Isle in two nights and was feeling pretty smug about it. Check it out:
Looks awesome, right? Well, not so much. Look at the back:
(Magnus has helped me with this project all along.) See the crappy seam? No? Look at this pic:
Bet you can see it now, even with the out-of-focus and uncentered picture. (Note to self: don't try to take pictures of the back of your own head anymore.)
Now, Fake Isle is patterned to be knit in the round. I decided it would be easier to knit it flat than to go out and buy size 6 double-pointed needles. I was wrong. Even with a selvedge stitch on each side, the seam looks craptastic. So, Fake Isle got frogged:
Magnus helped me out:
So, I pulled out the yarn and started again, this time knitting in the round. I also decided to make the larger size from the pattern because the small one was just slightly too snug for me. I don't know if it was too tight because my gauge was off (I never bothered to measure... it seemed good enough) or if the pattern runs small, but I definitely recommend making the larger size for an adult-size head, as I have a very small head myself. I do. It's tiny. Borderline microcephalic, I've been told.
Luckily, the yarns (Noro Silk Garden and Knit Picks' Swish DK superwash) frogged nicely:
(Excuse the cat's evil eyes.)
Now I'm about a quarter way done with the hat. Hopefully I'll have it finished before my trip to Portland, Oregon, next week!