I got to about row 22 and realized my cables weren't crossing on one side of the hat. I'd been sort of winging it with the instructions, and instead of crossing over one another the cables were forming a sort of ( ) shape.
You know how hard it is to frog yarnovers? Well, that is nowhere near as difficult as frogging something that has cable crossovers on nearly every stitch! I was far too impatient to tink, so I took the needles out and just pulled back what I thought was four rows. Then I strung the stitches onto yarn with a plastic needle because the crossed-over stitches were too tiny to put back on the needles. Then I picked them up with a much smaller needle, and finally transferred it to the needles I'd been using. Then I had to put the knits and purls in proper order, before I could resume the pattern.
All because I was too lazy to tink!
Anyway, I think it's on track now. It should be finished within a week. I think my next project will be using up my leftover Cascade to make a colorful hat, like on Babajeza's latest post. It looks like a really great way to use up the last of my Cascade, but I don't really need many hats so I might give one of them away. I have a big head, and this knotty one might not fit me well. I'll have to think who might actually wear it, not just admire it and put it up in a closet!
Define "puppy dog eyes?"
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