Last night I got together with my friend C. and had a little SnB (stitch 'n bitch, for the non-knitters). We had not had a chance to catch up in a month or so. It was so good to see her!
She is also a great knitting buddy. We both subscribe to the "gauge swatch? I don't need no stinkin' gauge swatch!" school of knitting. For her it usually works out fine in the end. Me, not so much! I am not as meticulous as she is, and I don't have the same patience for frogging and restarting that she does. I have a pile of half knit projects in need of intervention collecting dust to prove it!
So I started a hat for my husband last week and it's beginning to look a little....large. It may end up being a cowl for me! Or maybe I can felt it slightly to make it smaller. The yarn is partially alpaca so it should be somewhat felt-able. So at least I have backup plans if this hat continues to look as big as I think it's turning out to be....
C. is the kind of knitter friend (enabler!) that cheers on this kind of thinking. Basically, it's "screw it! It'll fit somebody! I'm not starting over!" So she's a lot of fun to knit with. And I'm probably going to need help soon with this hat/cowl/tent that's currently on the needles! As soon as I get a few more inches along, I'll post pictures. The yarn is buttery-soft gray alpaca. If it turns out to be a cowl for me instead of a hat for GB...well, that might just be alright! Right now, it's a still a mystery.