Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I haven't been blogging...

but I have been busy doing other things. Stay tuned for details on what "other things" includes.

I finished this hat and mittens for my darling, adorable, and oh-so lovable niece C. She picked out the yarn when I visited her this summer - it matches a jacket she got for school.

Tomorrow they go in the mail, and just in time for the cooler weather!

( In case you're wondering just how awesome I am, let me tell you. The directions for the hat were written for straight knitting needles. I got a good way along on it with straight needles and realized that the variegated yarn was creating a pattern that I didn't like. So I ripped it all out and started again using circular knitting needles. I had to improvise and convert the directions (I'm a beginner - remember that!) and had to buy (and learn to use!) some double-pointed needles in order to finish it when the hat started getting smaller at the top. I'm starting to feel like I'm getting the hang of knitting. Don't you think that getting the hang of knitting is such a square, old-lady thing to do? Oh well. I'm an awesome old lady!)


  1. They're darling Amy; she'll love them.

  2. Awesome: check. Lady: check. Old: not so much.