January 20, 2012
I've been trying to reach a balance between the amount of time I spend knitting for others versus the amount of time I spend knitting for myself. That's why, after focusing on Christmas gifts for the last few months, I'm knitting only for me right now. I'm not sure how long this selfish knitting phase will last, but I'm hoping to get five or six items checked off my list without interruption.
Unfortunately, things don't always pan out the way I think they will. This hat is one of those things. It seemed like the perfect pattern for me - huge, slouchy, green - but after I was finished, I put it on and gave it a good look. Something was wrong.
It was the right size, and it fit comfortably, but it didn't work for me. I figured maybe I could wear it in over time, or block it out if it still didn't seem right.
And then I had Matt try it on. And it was obvious. The hat belongs to Matt.
Technically, what belongs to Matt belongs to me. We share accessories all the time, so I don't feel bad about giving the hat what it wants.