One day I was quietly knitting on my Omelet shawl and like a bolt of lightning I was struck with the realization that the littles in my life had no winter hats! So I had to start knitting right away. I started with the littlest of all the littles and that is my nephew Liam. He is six months old. I used the hat pattern from the book by Ann Budd the one with all the handy patterns in different gauges. Its called The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns. I decided to knit the hat like I would a sock, just make it a hat instead of a sock. So I got out my trusty size 2 circs and went to work.
I hate making pom poms. They inevitably come apart and fall off the hat, but I had to try. Now I have to make two more hats each one a little bit bigger than the last. I think my daughter can wear this color to. So one for my son and then on to her.
I also got some new yarn in the mail. The colorway is Calendula from Swift Fiber Studio.
It takes quite of bit of specialness to make me buy an orange skein of yarn. I saw this color months ago and really wanted it but my new frugality stopped me. Lo and behold it was still there when I decided to spare the cash to buy it. My birthday is coming up and I’m trying to decide on joining Cookie A’s sock club again, or taking a big risk and buying the chiaogoo interchangeable set (even though I said I would never buy another set again), or joining the Tanis Fiber Arts sock club (highly intrigued by their yarn). If anyone has any experience with the new chiaogoo set or the Tanis sock club I would love to hear about it.