I’ll be honest: I was kind of dreading starting this project. Last year, my very dear friend here in Nashville requested a selbu modern for her next birthday (in February) after seeing mine out and about in the winter. Of course, I said yes.
Then the dread started. Even after I thought up a perfect color combination for her and got it approved … even after we bought the delightful yarn itself … I was dragging my feet.
Now, February is almost here and I realized that I would feel absolutely awful if I didn’t have the hat ready for her birthday. So I cast on last night. Turns out, I really do enjoy color work, even if I’m not particularly, um, practiced in the technique. And I’m hoping a good soak and blocking will even out some of the wonky stitches.
I’m a little worried about gauge. I went up a couple of needle sizes because I was sure that using the recommended sizes would result in a very tiny hat. But will this version be much too sloppy and loose?
Again, I’m putting my faith in the power of blocking.