Sunday, February 8, 2009

I Knitted a Feedbag*. *Or a Lightbulb Cozy. Take Your Pick.

What was I thinking?

This looks like a horse's feed bag when turned upside down

Some projects just don't end up they way you envision! This was supposed to be a hat for my Mom at Christmas. Instead, it's a horse feed bag turned upside down. Hey, it's warm, it's soft. It covers the head.

The yarn was too heavy or something

The problem is, I chose the wrong yarn to pull this one off. The original pattern called for pure Angora. Not my favorite to knit with, since the little hairs fly off and get into everything. But that would have made this hat airy and light. Instead I ended up with a giant sodden mushroom. Not chic. Very frumpy.

It was supposed to be chic.


So, it's headed to the frog pond. Unless someone tells me they need a giant lightbulb cozy.

Um, yea

10 comments:

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

I suppose the angora would've made this floppy, which would have made all the difference...yeah, frog it, sister!

Eliza said...

It was definitely worth it for these photos of you wearing it! :)

M.Thew said...

Awesome. It could also be used by Rastafarians for their natty dreds.

Nettie said...

Ahahaha!

You STILL look cute in it :D

Anonymous said...

Looks like a felting-experiment waiting to be done !!

Katie M. said...

Oh wow! That is another heinous hat ... thanks for sharing. At least your light bulbs are warm.

Lolly said...

you could cut eye holes and have a balaclava :P

CathyZ said...

my cat wants to live in your hat!

knithound brooklyn said...

that would be, Cat in the Hat! ;)

Maven said...

Can you felt angora? I'd see about getting a hat form and see about felting that into a cloche or a funky top hat style. Just a thought.