I usually like to start with a picture because, well, it just seems like a nice way to start. But today, I want to say a few words before the first picture. I don't like having my picture taken. I'm uncomfortable in front of the camera. Do I look at the camera? At the person? To the side? Smile? if yes, teeth, no teeth? If no smile, how do I not look grumpy or sad? Yes, this goes through my head every time a camera is aimed in my direction. However, I really wanted to show a hat that I knit a while back and a hat just doesn't look the same if it's not on a head. So today the camera was aimed at me. Oh, and I was doing the aiming so keep this in mind when you look at the first picture.
(See, I went with no smiling.) Anyways, on to the hat. This hat was knit several weeks ago. I wanted a slightly slouchy, simple hat. I came up with a plan and I knit. When I finished, I thought the hat was perfect. tried it on the next day, and I didn't like it as much as I had the previous evening. After several more tries, i gave up. I didn't like the hat. It's been sitting on my dresser since then until I have the time to rip it out and start over. So basically, it has been forgotten. until this morning. No time for a shower. Saw the hat, plopped it on and you know what, now I kind of like it. It has just the amount of slouchiness I wanted so it looks more accessory-like than toque-like yet is still warm and cozy. It covers my greatly-in-need-of-a-cut hair fairly well. I like the colour. I just like the hat. I can't promise I'll like it in a couple of weeks because that seems to be the way I am with all hats. But for now, it's my new favourite hat.
After that first picture, I think I am owing some pretty pictures. A gardener I am not but sometimes you don't have to be in order to find pretty things in the garden.