I’ve been doing a lot of crazy things to get ready for this baby. Mostly I’ve been trying to get the house organized… in spurts that has left the place a mess. Who’s going to clean that up? I have also been doing quite a bit of volunteer work, which always adds to the chaos. The other thing I have been doing a lot of is knitting… as the title of this post says.
Ezra adopted my first creation as his own. I wanted to wear this scarf to the park on St. Patrick’s Day since it was a bit chilly in the morn’. Once I put it on, Ezra said “Hey, that’s mine!” So he got it, mostly to convince him to be photographed.
I had combed his hair (I’ve discovered the benefits of water and a fine toothed comb to get out the knots) and he had chosen to wear his boots with his shorts, which didn’t leave much room for his legs to show. It was a funny look and I wanted to capture it. It wasn’t until he put the scarf on (“I want it to cover my mooouth”) that he agreed to a photograph.
My second project is for baby X. He will need a few hats. My friend Heather and I made a trip to this super cute yarn shop called Knitty Cat south of here. After the owner, Ann, helped Heather figure out which combination of patterns she should use, she gave us tips on which yarn to choose. We were then left to find the best colors for the job. I really wanted to make something too and I since I have no idea what I’m doing when it come to knitting, I decided we could each make the hat. Heather thought that was a good idea and reminded me that this babe will need a few things that are just his.
This is how the little hat has turned out. A few mistakes, but nothing earth shattering. I figure the mistakes will make it obvious that someone, rather than a machine, made this hat.
I guess I should finish this project, but I’ve already moved onto a blanket. I need to give these little needles back the Heather. It’s just so tedious getting the tail knitted. Tonight, I’ll do it tonight.