half-assed knit blog
half-assed knit blog
half-assed knit blog

In which I fail to grasp the concept of summer knitting

The Fake-astanje Cardigan continues to practically knit itself. I’m wondering whether it might be worth actually writing up a pattern for.


And the waist detail…

… which was completely pulled out of my ass, proving that there is no point in my pre-planning a pattern because I’m just going to change it at whim halfway through anyway.

Now I’m at the spot where I switch to black lace, and running into problems, of course, because the project was going suspiciously smoothly so far. (Well, if you don’t count frogging the entire body of the first attempt.) I swatched the modified Half-Opened Seeds lace and it is so not going to work, because a) it looks like poo and b) it is a bitch and a half to knit, and making myself annoyed and angry while holding sharp, pointy, metal objects seems like a bad idea.

So it’s on hold until I find a suitable lace pattern. Sigh. Maybe I’ll start the silk thing. Or maybe I’ll finally write up a pattern for this:


Because wool monster hats are exactly what everybody wants for the summer, right?


  1. Arzu says:

    Wooo, monster hat! I wandered over here from craftster, and I’ve been nearly falling off my chair in laughter at your blog entries. If only all blogs had such a high amusement factor. I’ll definitely keep an eye on your blog in future to see what you’re up to (not in an online stalkerish way, but in a fellow knitter kind of way).

  2. Queen Frogger says:

    I love the hat!

  3. Rebel says:

    LOVE the hat! Too funny. -zuma

  4. Leah says:

    Oh my god, I love that hat SO much.

    I love your blogs with all my heart, hahah. <3

  5. Carrie says:

    That wool monster hat is awesome!!

  6. Debbie says:

    I LOVE this hat and would like to make one for a one year old and a matching one for his dad. How would I do that?