Before I tell you all about this knitting project, I should probably introduce the pup first. I realised after the last post that I haven't introduced her yet! How could I? Let's just blame it on baby brain and move on. This is "Dorothy Gail from Kansas". We call her Dot. Isn't she a sweetie? She has been living here for a few months now and she has taken to farm life like a pig to slop. She quickly made friends with all of the other animals and it feels like she has always been here. She's also my kid's new favorite picture prop! When I take pictures of the kids I always let them choose where they want to be and what they want to be doing, and they think Dot makes the perfect little cuddle bug for picture taking. So sweet.
Shall we talk about knitting now? Yes! Just as I was finishing Ben's hat the other night (I'll show ya that one as soon as he can model it for me- that's the rule) Molly peeked over the arm of the couch and whispered "I want a hat too!" What mama can resist a baby asking for mama made? Not this one. So as soon as the ends were worked in I cast on for another hat.
This time I decided to try the rolled brim, then we decided on three different colors. Another thing that made this hat a little different than the boy's hats was the top. I wanted to try the gathered top, but I didn't want it to be too gathered. I started the decreases and worked them until it was almost time to move to double pointed needles (or magic loop, which I love) and then knit around until I finished off the amount of rows that there was supposed to be just knitting, and then I just gathered up the remaining stitches onto the thread tail and here we have it! Molly loves it. :)
Ya know how I know? Cause I snapped this picture with my phone last night just after she fell asleep wearing it. *JOY* And she still has it on now! If I could do a happy dance without ending up in the hospital, I totally would! There is just one thing that makes me happier than making things for my babies and that's when they love it as much as I loved making it.
Next up....leg warmers requested by Miss Madeline. Miss Sassafras wants them to be the same color stripes as sissy's hat. I can just see all of the crazy outfit combos that will come outta this. It will be fabulous! I guarantee it! I've just started the ribbing for the first one...I'll keep you updated. Until then I'm needing a good list of knitting blogs to visit when I take a break (one day), got any favorites? xo, Sam