For me, there is nothing better than the perfect floppy hat, and frankly I think I found it with this pattern. It simple and unassuming, what more does a girl need in a summer hat? After just one glance at Windansea I knew that I had to run out to the yarn store immediately after work to get the yarn to start.
It wasn't until after I had wound and swatched the yarn that, upon searching for an empty project bag, I realized that I have way too many UFOs (UnFinished Objects) in my project basket. Out of simple curiosity, I decided to pull everything out and take quick inventory:
Yikes! We've got...
- Twist & Shout, one sleeve and assembly short of finished
- Two original hats. One was commissioned by a co-worker in December; the other needs only about an inch to be completed but requires me to wind a second skein of yarn
- Baby hat and booties, which are for my good friend's child that was born in May. Hat needs about 3-4 inches more, the booties need to be hemmed
- In the Pink, which I put down just as I was to begin the home stretch, the edging
- And of course the mitts that I am making for my Knit Knack buddy for our One Skein Exchange
- Pictured also is Windansea, which, being the ever optimist, I'm hoping will break my nasty UFO pattern
- Shalom (which technically hasn't been blocked yet)
It's a sad, sad day when a knitter realizes that she has more UFOs then FOs for the entire year. But honestly, could you really blame me for wanting to start Windansea, especially once I was Seduced by the yarn color, Sorcery?