even though i've been busier than usual, i've managed to squeeze in some knitting. i'm running around a lot so i decided to make small things like beanies. i have always loved knitting beanies; they're portable, fast, and they make great gifts.
i've made two so far since last week, one of which is made of a loosely spun single ply thick+thin yarn. it knits up beautifully except, sigh, it's all fuzzy looking. it looks used! i've been staring at it wondering if it's suitable as a gift. i'm reluctant to give something that looks like it's well worn. look.
has this happened to you? what's the etiquette on giving things with unwanted fuzz? help me, please.
i got the whole idea about knitting beanies (for gifts) from a board sport shop. seems like knitted beanies are all the rage. i've never seen so many that have a decidely knitted look to them.
stylish but simple
aren't they inspiring? i'm most impressed with the aran beanie. reminds me of ez knitting hats as swatches for sweaters with complex patterns.
finally, look at this one. i found it online. it's crocheted and it looks like something i'd find in japantown. too clever!