Listen to my tail of woe. I am in the throes of epic knitting fail. I finished knitting 2 Fabulous Felted Hat in 2013 and all I need to do is felt them. Actually, I have been trying to felt one down to wearable size and it is refusing to do down that last couple of inches. I have tried everything short of dipping the damn thing in hot lava and it just won't go down. Big GRRRR and felting advice accepted.
I also worked on Jacob Yuhas' Half-Moon Mittens. Apparently, the pattern is slightly smarter than me I keep getting stuck. I have had more interventions on this pattern than Lindsey Lohan. I think I am finally back on the right track, but we will see. Also want to add the left-hand lift to increase 1 in this pattern is very brilliant. Thanks Jacob.
I even tried to cast on a Pembroke Shawl. Another fail moment. I completely misread the pattern and had to rip the whole thing out. So much knitting win in 2014. Insert sad trombone music here.
To make myself feel better I thought I would do something simple. Using some leftover cascade tweed yarn I knit the Scarflet. Garter stitch and buttonholes, very easy. The hardest thing about this pattern was picking out buttons and finding 4 that matched. Also, I got it done in 2 nights. I know it is lame, but I will take a knitting win wherever I can find it right now.