In just over a week Ty and I are going to be departing for vacation. We’ll be visiting my brother in Portland, OR and my sister in San Francisco, spending almost a week in each place. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to it. But that’s not really the relevant part. While in San Francisco we’re going to be meeting up with a cousin of mine who I don’t get to see very often. Although I’ve seen pictures of her daughter on facebook, she recently sent our extended family an email to introduce her daughter, who recently turned one year old. Now, I’d like to say that my extended family is not very judgemental, but lets just say that there are reasons my cousin waited a year to announce the birth of her daughter. Although I was never particularly close with this cousin, she is my family, and family means a lot to me. So I thought, I’m a knitter, and my cousin’s a knitter, and her daughter has a little head, so let’s put a hat on it.
I was searching for scraps of worsted yarn to make the hat, but didn’t seem to have anything that would be enough (just miles and miles of sock yarn leftovers). I cast on anyway, like you do, and used a bit of the red yarn as the base of the provisional cast on. It took me about two rows to realize that the two colors actually went quite well together, and if I wasn’t going to have enough of just the cream yarn…
And before I knew it the hat was done. I mean, it’s not blocked or got the ends sewn in, but it’s a hat. I’m thinking of putting a little i-cord bow on one side, just because I can. It’s a really nice pattern, not terribly difficult if you know about provisional cast ons and short rows, easily modified, and definitely going to be knit for any babies I run into in the future.
So, have any ideas what else we need to do in Portland and San Francisco?
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Pattern: Poppy by Justine Turner
Yarn: Cascade Eco Duo (cream) and Dream in Color Classy (red)