So far we’re having a good year for baby girls. I wanted to make gifts for two special wee girls but just didn’t have the chance, with all the moving shenanigans, to sew up cute wee trousers or dresses (which would have been really fun). Since I really did want to make them something I had to rely on my fledgling knitting skills……..somewhat risky but I think I pulled it off.
I went back to the Boyfriend Hat pattern having successfully adapted it for John. I played around with the basic pattern until I got a length and depth of hat that seemed right. I used one of Katie’s hats as a template and aimed for 6 to 18 month size.
The yarn is Rowan Kid Classic (a lambswool and mohair mix – I wanted these hats to be very soft) and I knit double with Feather and Tearose. I decided I couldn’t go too far wrong with a colour as pretty as Tearose for baby girls! Ravelled here.
Clearly Katie is a little big for the hats, but that is as it should be as she is two and a half, and despite the rather odd perched-on-top look she was very happy to model for me (long may that continue) – I wasn’t rash enough to ask her to stay still, I just chased her around with the camera while she scooted.
I raided my stock for bibs to go with the hat for my cousin’s wee girl. There wasn’t a lot of point sending bibs for Sarah’s baby. Sarah and her mum came to my bib class at The Stitch Gathering and I know they have since made some for Molly – so a couple of favourite lotions were sent off with Molly’s hat instead.
Other random bits and pieces::
:: John set off for his new job in Inverness on Monday, and he tells me his bike commute this morning (from Avoch, on the Black Isle, to Inverness) was simply stunning
:: we think we may be making progress on the house – fingers crossed
:: we may also have somewhere to buy…….with only a few homeless days in between
:: if it all falls into place we will be moving very soon, scarily soon in fact, but we can’t actually do anything until things firm-up on our house
:: the sun is shining, isn’t it wonderful?
:: Charlie, the cat, is determined to sit on my knee while I type, he is not a help but he is lovely
:: I have made this dip for the kids’ snack this afternoon
:: I want to try making gorse flower and honey icecream
:: this article really has me thinking, I try to give my kids a fair bit of freedom, and believe it is very important, but I think I may not be going nearly far enough…..this article is very thought provoking. Please do read it. What do you think?
I do hope that the sun is shining with you too. I’ll be back as soon as possible with a little giveaway.