Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Bucket O' Poison

Here you see the first go 'round!

Bucket O'Poison Take 1
My Eyes!! I do have them! Yes I knit it to pattern spec's and I did have that little it on, so I did, thought nah..keep on knitting..well you can see where that got me huh!

Frogging the Bucket O'Poison
So here we go....frogging the Bucket O'Poison. (#3)(more on that below) First knit was to 6.5" from brim. I frogged to about 5" then started the decreases.

Bucket O' Poison
Better Bucket Hat (pdf file)
100Purewool Poison Colorway
Started March 13, 2008
Finished July 8, a long time for a HAT! (deets below)
US 7 circs (review on them soon!) and dpns

The brim is knit by provisionally casting on X amount of stitches. It does suggest using a spare circular, so way back in March, I did so. Was so proud of myself, all that twisting, turning, and just about going crazy and when I started to knit, it was a PIA! Enter frogging #1.

Then I learn how to PCO using a crochet hook and the waste yarn, etc. So proud of myself...knit 1 row and put it in a bag never to be seen until last week!

Here I am at knitting guild knit nite, and knitting away, chatting, etc. have about 2" my is twisted! Enter frogging #2! Sit there for 20 mins. trying to figure out crochet cast on....can't remember, i'm at a darned bookstore and can't find info there, but remember my trusty knitters companion was somehow in my I use the PCO in the book, also described here, using long-tail casting on (my favorite!) However...sure wished I had read, use a slippery waste yarn!! I used a single ply I had in my notions let me tell you it was absolutely no fun picking up that cast on when the time came to hem it!

Sorry, no pics of the hem, my first ever knitted one, but here you go, only 3 froggings to a completed FO!

Poison by the leaves
I like the button enough, and even have some black leather strip to add, but I just didn't like it. I think I'll look for some black ribbon, maybe!

Oh, did you notice...yes, I got about 6" chopped off! Went back to one color too! (well kinda hard to notice that right now though ;)
Ponders if she can glue her hair back on! No, I don't really want to LOL!

I do love this pattern, and found some mods to make the brim flare (Rav. link) out more. So, I'll go through the stash and find another one as it's basically hat, socks, and other not too needing to be fitting stuff right now!


Virtuous said...

I luv this hat and did the original and the "better" bucket too! :o)
I like that yours is "Poison"

And BTW I don't think you can paste your hair back on! Haha!

Chris said...

The final result is great!! Lovely colors.

Trillian42 said...

Adorable! And I love the new 'do, too!

Jess said...

Love your hair- and your hat. Both are very sassy. :)

cpurl17 said...

The new hair cut is super cute and perfect for summer!

I'm so glad the hat came out! YOur patience was rewarded!

Bezzie said...

Hee hee, that's a lot of work for a hat! But it turned out great!

Stacey said...

Worth the frogging - so cute!

Your hair looks great! I chopped all my hair off too. Doesn't it feel so much better in this heat?

Karen said...

Okay, yes, the hat is pretty and we love seeing it. But, no fair hiding your new haircut under it!!! I love the hat photos, but we needed one no-hat photo so we could check out the hair too. :)

weezalana said...

Love the new 'do! :) And nicely done on the hat - perseverance pays off!

I'll have to check out that crochet PCO method. I've tried it the waste yarn way and wasn't a fan.

Jo said...

Your hair looks lovely. I keep on reaching behind me for my ponytail and it's not there ;)

sgeddes said...

Love the new hair! The hat looks great too. I might have to try that out!

turtlegirl76 said...

That's a great length on you! The hat looks great. A very cute look.

tiennie said...

Cute hat and haircut!!

Jennifer said...

I like it! The button really complements it nicely too.

Batty said...

It looks fabulous now! Excellent color choice. And being to see where you're going sure helps.

gilraen said...

It does look fabulous now!! Well done on the adjustments, poisonous it may be but it doesn't look like it would harm you at all :)

Javajem said...

I love that hat! Yours is just beautiful!

aquaknits said...

After all that work, the hat is great, I love that pattern! (it's on the list)

Your hair looks awesome too, the color looks really pretty in that next to last picture.