Tonight I stopped into the Applebee’s next to the hotel in which I am currently staying, in WI.
Everyone who works there knows me, and I know most everyone who works there.
As is my way I took along my knitting pack and was working as I sat and enjoyed a few cold ones.
I picked up some nice green Encore in WA recently, thinking to make a hat, but had so far been frustrated by starting mistakes such as twisted stitches and stitch counts being wrong.
Last night I had given up on the idea of a hat and started working out some sort of a scarf instead, but as I was working today I decided that despite this skein’s obvious lack of desire to be a hat I was going to make it a hat anyway.
So while I was there I once again cast on the stitches and started working on a hat. Despite the five previous flobbed starts it actually went well and the hat thing actually started to take shape.
Of course there were the usual “whatcha making?” sort of questions, but I fielded those with most of my attention on forcing this skein of yarn to become a hat.
One server stopped by to take a look and tell me that she knew I would make a hat of it. She had been there last night when I had flubbed up yet again and declared that I was done trying to make a hat of that skein (I made a hat for her a couple of years ago).
I had a good time finally making this skein of yarn want to be a hat despite it’s previous resistance to the idea.
It won’t be a fancy hat by any means, just a simple ribbed hat, but it WILL be a hat. And I will wear it.