I’m knitting! Hoorah! (And all you get are pictures from my phone. Oh well. You get the idea.)
First finished project:
Kyle’s hat. It’s the Family Ribbed Hat pattern from More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts.
Kyle always complains (rightfully so) that I start things for him and never finish them. Well, bam! It’s done. An easy knit. It was great for learning how to knit Continental and practicing and practicing and practicing. It’s a pretty redundant, easy pattern. Great for beginners and people who are remembering how to get their knitting needles and fingers to work together.
But this one is for a very special cause. I’ve blogged before about our friends, the Sartins. And Sam’s sweet little face is always on the left of my page. Sam (almost 15 months old, if I’m counting right) has been undergoing treatments for cancer and is currently — actually, today he goes home from the hospital, hurray! — where he was getting his second stem cell transplant. (Their blog.)
Well Cassie is shaving her head to raise money for St. Baldrick’s. And she messaged me a couple of weeks ago to say, “Rita, I’ve been asking you to make me this hat for two years now. Would you please just do it already?! I’ll shave my head if I have to!” Ok, maybe that wasn’t exactly it, but I got the message. And her hat was mailed off last week.
Ok, back to The Knitting:
This is my most recent project. It’s the same pattern as Kyle’s, but slightly smaller. This one’s for Ivalee. She is going through a Hat phase and this is an easy gift! When it’s finished, I’m going to attach a little pink or red heart and it will be her Valentine’s present — along with two new Sesame Street DVDs. (Which, really? Those DVDs are gifts to us. I only hope she’ll like them, so we can stop watching Abby in Wonderland three times a day!! I digress.)