Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Conquering a fear

Generally, I like to think of myself as a fearless knitter. I knit, I try stuff, I rip it if it doesn't work. I don't generally decide to do stuff that's out there on the edges of wild, and I'm not really a designer like many of my knitting friends are, but I'm not afraid to just wing it and hope for the best.

The exception? Colorwork. Intarsia, fair isle, all of it, completely irrationally you-can't-make-me, horrified at the thought of it.

But the end results are so beautiful. And that makes me want want want. Yet, somehow, I've never gotten over myself to dive into it. Until now.

I present to you Knitwhits Siena hat in the Fiesta colorway.

Here's the whole hat.
Siena Hat 2

This is my favorite part - the braided edge
Siena Hat Edge

And me, modeling my creation
Siena Hat 1

I'm so freaking pleased with myself. Maybe now I can work up the nerve to tackle the Ladybug sweater.


Jeanette said...

The hat looks great! Congrats on conquering the colorwork fear!

maryse said...

the hat looks great. see, nothing to be afraid of. the lady bug will be easy peasy.

Linda said...

That is completely brilliant. You are my hero!

Suzanne said...

That is one fabulous hat! I meant to tell you that on Saturday but I became fixated on the braided edges. You did a great job on it.

Allison said...

I love braided edges! It's such a cool little trick to have in your bag. Congratulations. The hat looks awesome. You can place your flag at the top of your knitting Mount Everest.

Three cheers!

Ariel said...

Congrats on overcoming a knitting fear, and in such a lovely fashion. I love that hat!