as the weather turned cold and snowy in december, i decided that for my next knitting project, i would knit myself a hat. sounds simple enough. i looked up a pattern online, bought the yarn and started knitting away. i wanted to finish the hat as soon as possible so i just started knitting...who needs to check the gauge? who needs to use the right sized needles? right...?
the hat began to take shape. the cables were curling just right. i couldn't wait to finish the hat, take it off the needles, and try it on. one night, i was getting close to the end. when the end is in sight, it's like reading a book and having a few chapters left, you have to finish. it always takes longer than you think it will. past midnight, i finally finished the last stitch and eagerly took the hat off the needles to try on my head. i was convinced the hat would fit. i had no idea how small the hat actually was until i tried to pull it on in front of the mirror. it was so small that it wouldn't stay on at all. it didn't even come close to touching my ears...or my forehead for that matter.