Monday, September 24, 2012

Improvising Patterns

Now that classes have (kind of) settled down, I've gotten around to knitting again! There is a ball of yarn sitting on my desk on top of my books, and I just pick it up and start knitting away while I'm studying, if only so I have something for my hands to do. And a few days ago, I finished my first college knitting project!

I know I've been saying that I was going to learn how to knit socks, but I couldn't turn down the chance to make a pom-pom hat! I love pom-poms, especially gigantic pom poms! This hat was inspired by the hats that ulzzangs (literally, 'best face', they're sort of like amateur fashion models) wear in Korean fashion photos. I've seen hats like those go for 20-30 dollars, and I just don't have the money to spend on that...but I do have enough to buy some yarn and make one of my own!

The hat turned out a lot slouchier than I expected it to, and doesn't quite fall the way I want it to, but I've got nothing but compliments so far! The pom-pom is most definitely my favorite part, even if it's really heavy. I love making pom-poms! I may or may frog it and make it less slouchy--I'm making some more hats for my friends, and will be tweaking the pattern until it turns out just the way I want it to! And then, of course, I'll share it with you all! 

And sometime soon, I will get around to knitting those socks.

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