over thinking

So many tiny bland stitches on tiny prickly needles.

Ok, this will be worth it, right? Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love a double brim, but 7″ of brim on 2.25mm, stop, pick up live stitches for brim, join, then several moments and rounds later, switch to 2mm and put on your 5x magnifying eyes and pick up so many tiny stitches for that built in welt …blurg! (ok, that welt is kinda cool!)

Hard parts over, almost there, feeling hopeful, yes, yes this will be worth it! ..but why do my tiny stitches look choppy?

Blocking will straighten things right out, right?

Well, blocking kind of worked, wtf tiny bland stitches :(

Floppy and fluid, it feels like practically nothing, romanced now by the then fussy welty brim details.

From a distance, acceptable perfection. I had no idea I would love hate this so much, the fact that it looks like it came from a machine makes me strangely pleased.

Now, I wish it were black, but if it were, it would have never happened.

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Pattern: Thinking Cap by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas.

Yarn: Rowan Fine Lace by Rowan, colorway beige.

life on repeat

Wood needles & wooden yarn, another Ranunculus cast on, this one in lacy eco friendly tencel. The Lykke Driftwoods are giving this slippery knit just enough enjoyable drag.

Iced coffee, always.

Swedish wooden shoes, more specifically: Cola brown Audubon Clogs by Troentorp.

Floral sundress made from a thrifted sheet. I left the sweet piped hem on the bottom and now I’m not entirely sure if this has just enough Half Pint (Laura Ingalls) potato sack cuteness or if it’s coming off as an outdated “modest” maternity look?

(p.s I’m not pregnant)

Kiki say, it’s so hot out, all we can do is sit inside and keep watch on the neighborhood.