So Nice You Do It Twice …

I’ve been knitting seriously for almost 4 years now and although I’ve enjoyed patterns and projects I’ve never had the urge to cast on the same project immediately after casting off the first finished one … NEVER!!!!   That is until this project, the one I call “So Nice You Do It Twice”.   What’s even more mind boggling people is that this project is a lace project.  Yes, you read that right … I said LACE!!!!!!   I’m so confused by it all, I’m not even going to try to explain how and why this has happened.   Even more, I’m not going to try to explain why after making this project, already starting a second one,  I started a lace shawl and will be starting Umaro by Jared Flood  (for my little cousin who is not so little anymore) as he heads to college in the Fall.  Too many things LACE to wrap my head around!!!!  Since I can’t explain it, I’ll just roll with it! 🙂

Project Details:

  • Name: Lace Rib Hat
  • Designer: Universal Yarn Inc.
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 — Worsted weight in Colourway: Pacific
  • Pattern Review: 5 out of 5 stars.   Lace beginner friendly but interesting enough to keep the experienced knitter engaged.  Both written and charted instructions; it’s a four row pattern repeat over a ten stitch count that’s easy to memorize.  Will recommend and make again (already started hat number 2!).

The dimensions given by the pattern maker for the finished object seemed small to me but the lace rib opens up beautifully and is more stretchy than I thought it would be — it fits my big hair perfectly.   The lace pattern accommodates some errrrr … boo boos … but even a beginner knitter would be able to fudge the stitch count, just make sure that’s not done on the outer edge of the stitch repeat (ask me how I know … LOLOL).

This project was an extremely quick knit.  I started it on my final day of a cruise holiday and finished it by the day I got home.   In worsted weight yarn, I pretty much blazed through this project — it was one of those “just one more repeat” projects, really hard to put down.  Now that it’s done, my biggest decision is which pom pom color works best with it … tell me what you think in the comments!  😉

Rib Lace Beanie


Rib Lace Beanie

All in all, it was a wonderfully quick knit to get my crafty juices flowing again while trying to apartment hunt so I can get away from my new neighbors aka “The Loudest Ratchets Evah!” I’ve lived here for 10 years and they moved in less than 6 months ago 🙄  I guess it’s true what they say “all it takes is one person to mess things up for everybody”.  So in the meantime, as I try to not go nuts while packing and apt hunting, there’s always knitting lace to keep me sane!  😀

12 thoughts on “So Nice You Do It Twice …

  1. Preeti June 11, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    Hot pink pompom has my vote! Lace knitting isn’t mindless like garter or stockinette, but it is pure magic. Especially, after blocking! I really hope you find the perfect apartment xo

  2. andi June 4, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Your lace hat looks great!
    Sorry to hear about the terrible neighbors. I know that all too well.

    • Nicky June 4, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      Hey lady … *waving* 😀 — thanks so much for the hat love. It’s really been a joy to knit.

      As for the neighbors I trust that situation will be remedied sometime soon, but in the meantime, there’s lace knitting and earplugs. LOLOL!

  3. IamDWJ June 4, 2018 / 11:35 am

    I’m definitely a repeat offender. LOL How many Togue Pond Tanks have I made?

    • Nicky June 4, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      LOLOLOL! I hear you! I shouldn’t feel bad then … 😀 Sometimes these patterns just wouldn’t quit us so we have to comply.

  4. handmade habit June 4, 2018 / 1:14 am

    Beautiful work, Nicky! I like both pom poms, but there is something about the pink that is so very interesting – a good match. And I hear you about the lace. I’m working my first lace project, and I can’t get enough of the repeats. Bravo, and to more lace FOs! 🙂

    • Nicky June 4, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      Thank you so much Shirley! I’m definitely leaning towards the hot pink too. What are you working on? Are you close to a F.O?

      • handmade habit June 6, 2018 / 1:31 am

        Yes, that pink is great! I’ve been working my first lace shawl (just the edging is lace). It’s been fun! Happy knitting to you!

  5. Knit Potion June 3, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    Fabulous hats! And the pompoms are the best!! Good luck with the apartment hunt. I don’t envy you the looking, but it can be rejuvenating to get set up in a new space. Hope you find the perfect one!

    • Knit Potion June 3, 2018 / 7:03 pm

      P.S. Love the new blog design!

      • Nicky June 3, 2018 / 8:40 pm

        Thank you so much. I’m always struggling to have it look nice while still representing me. 🙂

    • Nicky June 3, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      Thank you lady! I love the pompoms too … now all I have to do is chose a color. LOL!

      I’m trying to think of the hunt just as you’ve described — rejuvenating. I need to remember that when the hunt becomes tiresome.

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