My first go at A Hat for Jordan is destined to be frogged, and I swear that knitting it at knit night and the amount of rum and wine I consumed has nothing to do with the initial failure of the project. I suspect it’s nothing more or less than part of the design process, a somewhat halting stop-and-start that will nevertheless be instructive.
What I know is wrong is that I cast on too few stitches, I knit up too much ribbing, and I forgot to follow my pattern chart when I got to that bit, and it’s a pretty sorry looking start of a hat right now. But it is a start, I have a better idea of how I want this hat structured, and I’m more than game to cast it on again and give it another go. It’s a bump in the road, not the end of it.
And here’s the thing: if I’ve learned anything over the last two years and change, it’s this–there are lots of bumps in the road. The trick is to just keep going, because it’s a long, long road.