When I was a kid, this is what aggravation looked like:
Now that I'm a little older and my hobbies have changed, this is what aggravation looks like:
It's a hat. Or rather, it's supposed to be a hat. I do believe that in the near future it will become a hat. But right now it's just annoying.
Is one's first project using double-pointed needles always this messy and frustrating? Or is it because I ended up with DPNs that are freakishly long? (I was shown by the lady at the yarn store that Dutch women knit with their needles stuck in their armpits, so all the needles are really long.) You'll also note that there's a pair of circulars thrown in there for good measure -- because DPNs in the Netherlands are sold in packs of four instead of five. Bah!
The good thing is that I really like the way it's turning out. The beauty of this Koigu Premium Painter's Palette yarn is lost to some extent on projects worked in two strands like my Big Bad Baby Blanket. But working with a single strand you can really see how pretty it is. Or at least how pretty it will be.
More pics when I finish it, and more pics (I hope) when Baby's big enough to wear it.