downton abbey knit along || confessions

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pattern: Nola Cloche by Hilary Smith Callis  Yarn: Supernova in colorway Pewter by Luna Grey Fiber Arts
i love my new hat.  i love that it's so different from my norm.  i am usually always sporting something of a slouch variety and hardly wear fitted hats anymore.  when i do i remember why i love them as well.  this hat makes me feel a tad fancy. like i should sashay around my house as if i really did live at downton, sipping from a cuppa tea, eating biscuits whilst knitting, and discussing the goings on of the servants in the house.  can't you see it?  you're all there with me too.  we're all dolled up in our prettiest frocks, the room is filled with fanciful goodies, doilies and lace and we are having the largest knit night downton has ever seen!  could you imagine? they totally need to do an episode with a big knitting party!  now that would be drama! lol!


speaking of drama true to shannon style i have a confession to make.  you ready for it?  i. made. an. oopsie.  a big one at that.  i realized right at the end of making my hat that i had actually been following the size instructions for a chunky yarn not my worsted weight. oh my.  helloooo...shannon...do you need glasses?  more sleep? more coffee?  who knows...but i can't believe i missed it.  duh.  the nola cloche is written for 2 yarn weights and i'm not sure how i got so mixed up but i did. i hate ripping things out though so instead of redoing the whole hat (ouch!) i kept going.  i tried that bad boy on and i like it. it's not perfect but it's mine and well, that's the nature of handmade right? 


i really enjoyed this pattern and i also really loved working with luna grey fiber arts yarn and have a few more lovely skeins to play with. i can't wait to dig in! both the yarn and the pattern made for a fun project even though i made an oopsies.  such is life thought right?  remember this big fat oopsie of mine? oh ya....that's a good'er right there.  moral of the story - pay better attention to the directions, get more sleep and drink more coffee ;)

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how's your project coming along? since y'all are having so much fun i'm giving you till next week to finish up! get those lovely photos up in our ravelry group so i can show you all off next week on the blog! that's right! it's time for starring you!  i can't wait to show off all of your hard work on here. so many lovely pictures and projects!  kudos to all of you fab ladies for joining in!

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23 comments:

  1. shan! it's beautiful! I LOVE that hat! i want to knit one... xoxoxo

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  2. Seriously, I have got to learn how to knit!

    And I totally want to bury my face in those gorgeous yarns!

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  3. So great fo realz! I want one too!

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  4. That is the CUTEST knit hat I've ever seen! Love the color you picked too!

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    1. Thank you so much Heidi! I love the color too!

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  5. It looks AWESOME on you!!!! And honestly? I totally didn't even notice your oopsie. After you mentioned it, I guess it looks a teensy bit tighter than the original, but seriously, it does look great on you. :) (And I do the same thing in mine, sashaying around the house and all. :) )

    And I want to EAT all of that yummy yarn!!

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    1. We need to sashay together! thx again for the awesome design.

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  6. I love your hat! I wouldn't have known there was an "oopsies" if you hadn't said...it is lovely, and now I must also knit said hat...thanks for the enabling!

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  7. Beautiful hat and gorgeous yarn...you could have kept your little blunder a secret and no one would have known, it looks great!

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  8. It's beautiful and you look beautiful in it! It makes me feel better to know that I'm not the only one to misread an obvious point in my KAL pattern. Thankfully, with both of our errors, they didnt hurt the final product.

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    1. I know right. Phew. I was so worried I was going to have to redo mine.

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  9. I did the exact same thing with Jen's Gaptastic cowl last year. I used Super Bulky instead of Chunky or something like that. Anyway, it was 5 miles 'round. Good thing my g/f who received it as a gift likes bit and chunky!!!
    Love your hat never the less. What a yummy looking yarn. You did a perfect job too!

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    1. I'm sure your cowl looked fabulous! Big...but fabulous!

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  10. Oh it's LOVELY. Love the gray. I'm so in awe of you.

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  11. I just hate those realisations!!! Thank goodness it worked - and it looks great!
    I have a confession too - my hat was turning out AWFUL and I frogged it. Made a faux fox fur stole instead ;)

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  12. It looks great! I'm glad it worked out despite misreading the directions. The yarn is so scrumptious too....that stitch definition!

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  13. You look adorable. I look like such a dork in hats ;o). Very sweet!!

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  14. This is just perfect and in such a lovely shade of grey. I would have never have known that you had a mix up with the sizes, it's perfect on you!

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  15. I think your hat turned out so great, despite the oopsie! I am so excited to see everyone's projects completed!!

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