Tuesday, August 21, 2007

shedir is finished

Pattern: Shedir by Jenna Wilson, Knitty
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca
Needles: US 3 circ and dpns

I've finished it. I stayed up way too late last night to get it done. Too bad I am not that happy with it. It is really long and the top is a bit pointy. I really wish I had followed my gut instincts and made it with one less of the repeated rows before the decereases. I am hoping the pointyness will go away with blocking. The length, well, I can always roll up the edge or maybe the hubby will like it. He has a longer head than me. :)

It's a pretty hat, I love the pattern, but there will be some modifications done to the next one, I think. Especially if I want it to fit on my short, round head. I am thinking the pointy may go away if I only did one round straight between the decrease rows rather than two as the pattern calls for.

Here is a view from the top. I took it last night in really bad lighting, so excuse the crappiness of it. It actually looks yellow. Huh. The pointyness of the hat goes away when worn, so I am not that worried about it. It is, of course, pulled over my eyes to get this nice top-of-the-head shot. Hehe. Oh well.


  1. Nice! Too bad you have to look at the top to see part of the pattern. You'll just have to walk bent over so people get the full effect :P

    Seriously, it's great. I'd like to do that pattern sometime too, so I'll keep your comments in mind. You should be able to get some of the pointiness out in the blocking. I did on the cable hat by pushing it out sideways so it was flatter. Looks better now.

    The Ipod size is good now, it just no longer has a play list and doesn't show all of it. Sometime computers can be a pain.

  2. Very Randomly, I just realized that my blog also looks different at work, either that, or they changed things overnight. I had the pictures to the right of the written stuff, but now they're all in really random place. But then, what can you expect from a site that's free *shrug*

    Um, the point being that the Ipod this was probably fine in the first place. :P

  3. Oh, what a great pattern! I would think the pointyness should work its way out with wear too, no? Fantastic hat. *appaluds*


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