For Christmas I received the yarn to knit this hat and made a start a couple of days ago. Today I have had to face the fact that it is coming out too big:
So sadly I have had to unravel it and now it looks like this:
In some ways I am glad because it has a cool cast on which I haven’t done before and it came out a bit loose.
Now I can have another go on smaller needles and tighten it up a bit.
In other news, I am reading ‘Wuthering Heights’ for my OU English Literature course. I understand there are (misguided) people out there whose favourite book it is and who consider the story very romantic. I read it (and didn’t really enjoy it) as a teenager and am two-thirds of the way through a re-read and can confirm that this is the last time in my life I will ever read it. I suppose it has value as a series of case studies of how not to bring up children and the effects of childhood neglect/abuse on adult behaviour and mental health, but unless the final 100 pages turn out to be a real surprise, I’m not feeling it as a love story.
Having said all that, I expect I’ll come round a bit when I work through the OU study materials. (I’m hoping this will also apply to ‘Frankenstein’ which I read before Christmas for the same course and which also turned out to be ‘not my sort of thing’).