Wednesday, March 01, 2006

In the pink



March is Project Spectrum's month of pink (and red, I guess) and I'm hot to trot! Now, I never need an excuse to work with pink yarn -- one of the reasons I dove in to knitting was that pink wasn't as "in" a few years back as it is now, and I was seduced by the hot pink yarns. Anyway, I have a few things planned: namely Swing Thing, which is about half way done, though I'm realizing that it may be a bit of a bust. I substituted yarn, and after checking my gauge on the garter stitch, figured I was good to go. Not so good on the stockinette, which makes up about 75 per cent of the garment. Oops. Of course, the beauty of kids clothes is that fit doesn't have to be perfect, so we'll see how it goes. After that, I have some red sock yarn set aside, pattern TBA.

Whilst digging through my stash, I found this little hat, which was totally finished, save for the hem, which I quickly sewed up this morning. It's the Cameron's Cap pattern by Sarah Peasley. Unfortunately, it's knit up in some Lion's Brand Cotton-Ease that I had left over from my disastrous That '70s Poncho (not a pattern I would recommend, not that anyone wears ponchos any more really anyway), so it's neither particularly warm or particularly structured. Still, I love this pattern and think I'll make one for the Roo for next winter. It's time she graduated from the umbilical cord hat, don't you think?

8 comments:

tania said...

thank you SO much for your comment! reading it and then clicking here to see your sweet little baby- made my day!
i have restored hope-;)
thanks! now i will actually go back and READ the post-
:)

mamaloo said...

I love the little piggly wiggly tail at the top of the hat. I always see it as a tiny little detail that adds character to a hat. Have you seen Lucinda Guy's new books of patterns for kids (Rowan book, I think). She does a knitted flower at the top of one hat pattern - very interesting.

p said...

that is a really great way to start a pink month, she looks fab in it

swan-artegan said...

Love the hat you made for Ruby! The colour is gorgeous on her. Speaking of "ponchos", I've kinda been making a lot of 'em lately. Ever since Martha came out with her grey-blue one, I've noticed people wearing them again. What can I say, I loved the 70's!

elizabooth said...

Oh, I'm not poo-pooing the poncho -- if you like 'em wear 'em. In fact, I was wearing a poncho back in 2000, when they were still considered pretty dorky. But I don't recommend That '70s Poncho -- maybe it's the Lion Brand, but it just didn't turn out very well.

Kelly said...

love the hat too frigging cute!
Now get out that adorable knits for tots book and getting knitting lady!! :)

Lolly said...

Adorable picture! Love that pink ;)

Kristen said...

I love that hat. The only one I've done for my toddler ended up looking like a gourd or hershey's kiss (and it was NOT supposed to look like that) *sigh*