A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

August 18, 2004

From Piles of Pink...

...to bundles of baby hats.

I'm still working on the test-knit hat (variegated pink Sugar 'n Cream). And now I'm working on super-simple, falling-off-a-log easy baby hats for the shop. You know the knit a rectangle, fold in half and stitch up the sides kind. I'm going to officially write it up into a pattern using shop yarns. I hope this will help those customers who freak out when you suggest *gasp* knitting in the round or *double gasp* simple math. But hey, we all like to have out hand held sometimes. You should see the look on a rank beginner's face when you say, "You just determine your gauge and use that to figure out how many stitches you need for half the circumference of the hat. Then just knit up until it's long enough and fold it in half." It's like saying, "Take this ruby and make a laser." They get scared.

My best friend's daughter, who has been my six year old son's best friend since infancy and still is, came over for a playdate. I got a huge thrill to see her still using the Hello Kitty backpack I made for her for Christmas.

She's a little beat up but it's nice to see she's being used.

Thanks for all the nice comments on the pink tote. I'll post a picture once I decorate it.

**Totally irrelevant note on the kids: My six year old is trying to taunt his four year old brother right now by chanting, "Nah, nah, biscotti, biscotti!" What a weirdo.**