Friday, January 2, 2009

So where ya been?

Long time, no post... sorry. I could make many excuses and give personal details of what I've been doing, but instead I'll give you a picture of one project. At the Special One's new school it has been a big transition for all concerned. I was touched when an especially kind classmate was worried that the other kids were laughing at my kid - specifically his hat. It was explained that "Well, it is a pretty silly hat so it's OK for the other kids to laugh at it." That led to a few minutes of thought followed by a question from Kind-Kid - "Where'd he get the hat?" In response - "His mother made it." After a second, shorter pause..."Would she make me one too?"

That lead to the project of knitting 25 hats, each unique and all silly. This picture shows a part of the class in the hats on the last day before winter break. That's one excuse for not posting for the last month or so.

I'll try to be better in 2009, but no promises.


  1. What a lovely story. And you knit all these 25 hats yourself? You've been busy! The hats (and kids) are gorgeous. Delightful!

  2. Using size 13 circular needles and a very simple pattern (Chemo Cap from Lion Brand) I got it down to about 1.5 hours a hat, so it wasn't too much work. Actually, rushing to get some sort of crazy project done by Christmas feels like the holidays to me, followed by being too lazy in the week between Christmas and New Years. Now, if I could only get this pair of socks off the needles :-)


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