Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hats talk

First, thank you for all your lovely comments on my previous post. I really appreciate them ;)
Now, you might have noticed that I knit a lot of hats.

Okay, so 8 hats in 2 years might not be a lot for some people, but for me, it is. The problem with these hats is....I can's stand wearing them. Not just these, but any hats, I can't stand wearing them for more than 10 minutes. It might be that I have ultra sensitive forehead, but even cotton ones won't work.
I do love knitting them though, they're so much fun and also quick to knit. All the hats I've ever knitted were for myself(as is 90% of my knits). I think the reason why I never knit hats for others is that I used to live in tropical region. Well, I don't knit much for other people anyway.
Now, I have a little question of etiquette for you guys. Is it okay to give some of my knitted hats as gifts? I mean, they ARE new, considering I only wear them for blog photoshoots. But it feels a little strange when I wasn't knitting it as a gift for certain person. So? moral opinion please. Oh, and the people I'm thinking of gifting have seen the hats before, so maybe it'd be a little tougher.

So...what's a girl to do when she can't wear hats? Well, the good news is she wears socks!
Thanks to Socktoberfest, I've been really inspired to carry on with sock knitting. Sure, it takes longer time to knit(tiny stitches!) and used up more yarns, but at least I get to wear them.
Uhm....this is my excuse for future(and present) sock yarns purchases.

I have always knit socks following patterns, and have always been forced to knit shorter legs because it wouldn't fit my gigantic calves otherwise. I also have thick heels, making me have to tug my socks hard to wear them. But that's all going to change, since now I've got the right resources to answer my problems.

Got myself 3 fabulous sock knitting books, and some other amazing knitting books. So hopefully with their helps I'd be able to create the perfect socks for my imperfect feet! I think toe-up socks would be the right way to start.

Anyway, I always reasoned with myself that books are too heavy and tedious when I need to move. But since I'll be staying in this area for at least another 3 years, my logic lose for good.