Have you ever had a project go perfectly smoothly-everything went great, the project was charming, it was knitting up quickly, you enjoyed the process-and then right at the end it hit a brick wall?
That's where I'm at with this hat right now. The body went great, every time I've tried the hat on it's fit comfortably, and now I'm at the crown decreases and nothing works right. I have a picture in my mind of how I want it to look, but so far the numbers aren't crunching as smoothly as I'd like.
I could do something ridiculous and crazy and difficult and end up with a hat that looks fantastic, but since I plan to release the pattern for this I want to avoid that. I really want all of my patterns to be enjoyable to knit, and while I'm not fundamentally opposed to knitting some black witchcraft into my own projects, I think it's a little unfair to thrust that upon innocent knitters who didn't do anything wrong and just want a cute hat.
I'm not quite at full crazy from this yet, but there's been a lot of mumbling, and I have weird little notes I can't decipher scattered all over the place, and really, I'm probably not too far from full crazy right now. Send coffee.