Back in my Christmas gift madness, I had hit upon the idea of making matching hat and cowl/scarf sets for several giftees. Of course I ran out of time before I could do both, and the recipients had to make do with just the cowls. But late last week I managed to finish the matching hat for my mom's cowl. To refresh your memory, my mom and her cowl look like this:
The matching hat (Star-Crossed Slouchy Beret, for those of you who care):
At least I think it matches. Hopefully she will look like all the hip-happenin' girls with when she makes her weekly trek into NYC. If she doesn't like it, then she can give it back and I can use it as a yarn sample. It's a win-win situation.
This should have been a very quick and easy knit, and it was, until I reached the decreases. For some reason, I kept making bone-head mistakes, forcing me to rip back my knitting over and over. At one point, as I was ripping it out yet again and lamenting over my bone-head-ed-ness, Terzo said "Doesn't it have destructions? Why don't you just follow them?"
And of course he was absolutely correct.