Might be excessive

Ok…so we established that I firmly believe one rainbow pompom was a fine thing to do.  But you see…there was some of the gray speckled yarn leftover too.  And I didn’t want it to feel left out.

You wouldn’t want that, would you?  I mean that would just be heartless.

So yeah, specked pompom too.  Now I have to decide which I like better!

You knew it was coming

So I mean really…can you blame me?  Because I don’t think I can be asked to resist the idea of a pompom out of this.

Possibly you can. You may also be able to resist that extra piece of pizza, staying up late on school nights, and yet another bottle of nail polish.  But I can’t.

And I sort of hope that never changes.  As far as indulgences go, these are pretty minor.

And nothing this cheerful can be anything other than a force for good in the world!

One more time, for anyone wandering by late to the party, the yarn is Everyday Lite by ontheround in their Silver Lining rainbow color.  And the hat it goes with will be out on Tuesday (so you’ve got a day or two to track down some yarn of your own if you want to play too).

 

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Ends…so many ends

So when the inside of your project looks like this…

There’s going to be a point where you’re confronted with these…

And you have a little breakdown.  But then? Then you remember that you were once an eight year old girl, and you won’t be daunted by a mess of strings.  So you do this.

Now is it the most practical thing?  No.  Should you just weave in your ends like a grown up?  Probably.  But I’m doing this (then tacking it down to the inside of the hat to hide the bundle of ends).  Because it’s my hat and I want to.

I’ll write up how I did it in the pattern, just in case anyone is as amused by this as I am.  Though really, I’m sure you’re all ever so much more grown up and respectable and would never ever ever find something like this entertaining.  Nope.  Not at all.

Pattern likely out next Tuesday (I’m trying really hard to show you things much closer to when they come out…we’ll see how long it lasts, but for now, if you’re smitten, there’s not long to wait).

 

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And the winner is…

Turns out the yellow won.

It was a close race (I actually tried both because I was feeling that indecisive).  On the hat, I liked the yellow best.

And now…now it’s more or less done!

Well…except for dealing with the insides.  And um, maybe making a pompom.  Because apparently that’s what I do now…hats and pompoms.  It’s a good life!

 

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