I am what you call an eternal optimist always thinking things are going to be better than expected. Yes, even moving. But we all know moving is never fun. I don't know why I thought differently this time around. J and I brought a few boxes over to our new apartment last night, mostly my knitting books and kitchen stuff that we're not using. He filled both my little Jetta and the back seat of his 4Runner and it took us a good hour doing several carrying trips to bring everything in. We both felt really proud of ourselves thinking we made a good dent in the big move that was still ahead.
For a split moment before I opened the door to our current apartment I had this anticipation of seeing something done, something that's definitely missing, but when I flicked the light on I looked around and felt it appeared even more full of stuff than before.
The only bright side to this is that it's already been rented for next month which means no more viewings. No more making the place absolutely spotless for the visitors. It's a miracle I even pulled my apartment together when the first appointment was made! I am notorious for never checking my voicemail but something just made me do it and thank god I did. Those people would have been running to the highest cliff in Jersey City if they saw the mess it was in. It was one of those moments I wish I had a time lapse camera to show the tornado of clean that I was that afternoon.
So while I had to vacate my apartment for a while I was working on this little hat. It is actually a side product of the fun that is Vestvember! I had told you all that I was thinking of doing a vest with this motif along the bottom but now I like the hat so much I think I'm just going to tweak it a bit and make a few of these instead. Don't you dismay however I'm not leaving Vestvember behind but am thinking of knitting a more traditional stripped vest.
I'm so excited with out the lotus pattern came out. I had been thinking of doing something like this for a while now and just needed that extra oomph to actually put it together. My fair isle is getting better but I still can't predict my gauge. This hat isl a little too tight. Regardless, first draft - not too shabby!