On Tuesday, I made a little hat for a new little guy. Below is the hat next to the picture in the book natural knits by Louisa Harding. I figured, newborn size for a two-week-old ought to be just about right.
Was I ever wrong.
That little guy not only was too big for his hat already (good for him!!) -- he also did not appreciate us trying to even have him try it on for one minute. I have never met a baby with such a distaste for hats at such an early age. Right after we took the hat off, he calmed right down and kept on sleeping.
The yarn I used was Nashua Cilantro and size 8 needles.
Meanwhile, on the very same day that we were visiting this new baby, another baby was brought into the world to some dear friends of ours who are adopting. A little boy who weighed almost 1.5 lbs less that the one I made the hat for.
Would you agree with me that it is OK for me to send the hat to the baby who was born exactly during the time that the hat turned out to be too small for the first baby?
I will make more things for each little guy as they get older, like when they hit the ripe old age of a month or two.
In other news, I took a natural dye class at Wool n Word last Saturday. Unbelievably, the weather held up.
The colors I used were called: osage, logwood purple, cochineal, turmeric, and brazilwood.
We are promised two dry days this coming weekend.
Last week, Crafty Girl wanted to learn how to sew on a sewing machine.
I pulled out my trusty old Kenmore and away we went. She picked it up like that and we made two gusseted totebags.
Here she is making purse tissue holders all by herself.
I am sorry I have been very lame in the emailing department...I have had the nicest, most wonderful missives in my inbox and I apologize for not getting back to you.
College move-in day is a week from Monday. I am trying very hard not to knit anything for him.