I took a little break from knitting, but near the end of summer I felt compelled to pull out my knitting bag and get back to work.
I remembered that knitting is the perfect project to have sitting around. I can knit a few rounds while the kids play in the backyard or chase each other around the living room. I’m still kind of annoyed at my lack of control in knitting and the weird holes that always seem to be created. But, I figure I can only get better with practice. I started with a quick little dress for one of E’s stuffed animals. She was given a set of three cat cubs (cheetah, snow leopard, and tiger) and these are some of her most loved toys. Sadly they are tiny enough that they don’t fit into most of her doll dress-up clothes. So I made this little dress (Ravelry notes here), modified from a doll dress pattern I’d used before:
Next, I returned to one of my favorite baby hats, the modern baby bonnet. O’s versions are here (the larger size still barely fits), and the new version was a gift for a friend’s little baby boy. My Ravelry notes for this new hat are here, and O kindly modeled the hat:
I then started a hat for my father’s birthday. He’s commented a few times on O’s cable baby hat so I sized up the pattern to make him a hat of his own. Sizing up baby size/fingering weight to adult size/worsted weight was a bit tricky and I ended up ripping out the top of the hat and adding a few rounds (Ravelry notes here). I hope this will be a good hat for my father’s many hiking and outdoor adventures. This picture is the original version, as I forgot to get a picture of the final hat.
Most of my knitting has been for the kids and I figured it was time to knit a hat for J. So for his birthday this month I knit the Turn a Square pattern with some lovely Malabrigo wool (my Ravelry notes here). I did manage to tangle up one of these yarns into such a mess than it took many hours to untangle, but otherwise I enjoyed the knitting process.
I misread the directions and so the hat is taller than it should be and has an unintended gnome feel, but even so I really loved this pattern. O modeled the hat for some pictures before wrapping up the gift.
I love that little tassel on top. I also didn’t think it was possible to make O’s cheeks look any rounder, but there you go. I was planning to knit this style hat for O but he removed the hat between every picture I took, so I’ve cast on for a hat with an under-chin tie instead.
Anyone else pulling out the knitting needles with the changing seasons?