Some gifts did not get done in time. I just got behind in my knitting. M&M, my nephews in North Carolina had to wait to get their gifts. They were also getting hats and scarves. Because the hats are quick, I started with those. I figured that I could make the hats and send them off, finishing the scarves as I could and mail them when they were finished too. One likes Green and one likes Yellow. I decided to make them the reverse of each other. One hat would be green with yellow stripes and the other would be yellow with green stripes. I was quite proud of my cleverness because yellow and green are also their high school colors. I finished them and got to looking at them and they REALLY looked like Oregon Ducks hats. That wouldn’t be a bad thing (actually I am not sports driven and didn’t think about it until one of the knitting ladies mentioned it. sigh.) My brother, M&M’s father, went to Oregon State… Beavers. I HAD to do something! I decided to ‘frog’ down to the stripes and fix this. Just to double check, I went online and looked up the school colors. Not yellow and green like I had been assuming, but green and white. OK then.
Here are the two hats with the green one frogged down past the yellow stripes. I started with the green hat because the fix was pretty simple and it would give me time to think about what I wanted to do with the yellow hat. For the green hat I would just replace the yellow stripes with white ones.
Here is the green hat all reworked with the white stripes. This appears to be a good solution. I will mirror these changes in the scarf, when I am able to get to it.
The yellow hat rework is a little different. The hat is going to be yellow, that’s all there is to it. But I also wanted to work in the school colors on this hat too without it screaming Oregon Ducks. I also saw that I had partially dropped a stitch (or split the yarn) a few rows below the stripes. Since I was already frogging down past the stripes, what is a few more rows?
The other hat is green with two white stripes, but it can also be looked at as a green hat with a white stripe, a green stripe and another white stripe. So this is what I decided to do on the yellow hat too. A white stripe, green stripe and another white stripe.
Because I am so far behind with this gift, I am going to wrap them up and mail them off. The scarves will follow when they are finished.
On that note, I’ve already stared on them…
As long as I can complete this much each day, I should be able to finish both scarves by the end of January. I will be happy with at least that much progress.
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The hats turned out great! Sorry about my duck comment. I’m particularly aware of duck and beav colors because my daughter and son-in-law are rivals!
I had already determined that they were too “duck-ish”.