August 18, 2008
She's a schoolgirl now!
When we visited Rauma Yarns factory outlet this summer I told her I'd knit her a new hat to wear to school this winter. I also told her she could pick her own yarn for it right there and then. We were standing right by all the alpaca yarn, I felt safe.
She picked this:
Lanartus Beo! 100% polyamide...
A bit of quick thinking (gently guiding her towards the gray, away from the screaming red) and picking up some additional yarns...
It'll be a hat, possibly with a scarf attatched to it, and with ears. Bunny or dog, not yet decided.
While I put off starting the hat I'm trying to work as much as possible on this
A top down raglan with small cables on the sleeves and down the front, using the ecological cotton I found on sale earlier this summer. Looks promising, though I find the knitting a bit slow already. I thought I'd be zooooming along, since I'm using larger needles than I normally do. Forgetting that 3.5 mm really is not all that big, and adults are larger than babies. Oh well! At least it will keep me away from the fun fur until M starts asking where her hat is.
Posted by GURO at 4:51 pm