Thursday, March 27, 2008

Itty Bitty Choices

April is a genius. I asked her if she'd like a new hat for spring wear. She said yes, and requested Susan Anderson's Itty Bitty Hats book. As I turned the pages, she viewed each design carefully and at last made a selection; the pastel marley. But yarn could be a problem as I am 1.) not allowed to buy any right now and 2.) don't have much Cotton Classic (the called for yarn) in my stash.

We raided the stash anyway, determined to find something that would work. Then it came to me - Goshen!! I have a ton of Goshen!! I grabbed the Goshen bag and sorted through partial skeins until I came up with colors that April loved, and I didn't find too shabby myself. She seemed very pleased with the yarn and color choice. Linen (not shown), Ginger, Lake, Mauve, Sweet Peach and Sage were our final color selections.

I cast on and got a couple of rounds knitted while she watched and bounced in her bouncer-thing. She likes the bouncer thing. A hat is something I can knit while babysitting, unlike the cashmere socks I should be working on. Priorities. Baby before socks, except after deadline.


Yarnhog said...

I love the picture of baby April surrounded by yarn--and smiling like an angel. That's a fiber artist in the making, there.

The Yarn Harlot and WEBS. It's the stuff of fantasy. Is San Diego to Massachusetts too far to go for fiber fun?

ccr in MA said...

Oh, I just love that picture of the baby with a yarn halo. And yes, great colors!

I will be at WEBS for the Yarn Harlot's visit; my stitch and bitch is road-tripping in. Yay!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god! That picture of April amongst the Goshen must go to Kathy for the next catalog! Adorable! :)

marcy said...

I think that part of te reason God made babies so small is so we can knit them tons of hats! Love both of Susan's books and have whipped off a few mself. My only knitting regret is that i was to wiped out to knit for my babies when they were babies. all those missed opportunties to knit cute hats!! my friend's new baby already has 2 new spring hats!!
ps. love the goshen and colors

ikkinlala said...

I'm sure the hat will be lovely - and what an adorable smile!