Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hats Off

First off, a belated Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadians out there. We had a lovely holiday. On Sunday about 20 members of my family participated in a 5K fun walk in memory of my Grandpa, who died about 10 years ago after a struggle with Alzheimer's. Then we dined on turkey and watched Ruby play with all of her cousins, which was really sweet. It was a good one.

Onto the hats. Thanks for your words of encouragement -- last week I managed to crank out two little hats, just in time for autumn to really hit. I did manage to finish my baby gift hat for my cousin's new guy, though not until the period between the fun walk and Thanksgiving dinner when Aaron and I brought Ruby home for her nap. Talk about down to the wire. That hat was just like the one you see Ruby wearing above, but it was pure orange and must smaller. There was no time to take pictures, but I'm sure you don't really need to see it to imagine a plain orange baby hat.

On her part, Ruby loves her hat, which is always a relief. The pattern is just the simple baby hat recipe from Susan B. Anderson's Itty Bitty Hats, knit up in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in the Child's Play colourway. I really didn't expect it to stripe like this -- I guess whenever you use LL, it's anyone's guess as to how it's going to pool. The finished result is a little too wavy gravy for my own personal taste, but it's warm and that's what really matters. Now Ruby's begging for a pair of matching mittens, which I suppose I'll get to soon. If I ever finish her Halloween costume, which is beginning to stress me out. Ack!


Anita (canuck) said...

Ruby is soooooo cute!

Lucy said...

I Love Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted for kids! I must have made Fiona a tonne of hats and sweaters out of all the different rainbow colourways. Very cute toque on Ruby.