Thursday, November 10, 2011

So Nice, I Did It Twice

There are many patterns I've knit more than once, although usually there's a break between duplication. Not so with the most recent projects off my needles.

As I've mentioned before, Rainbow has recently become interested in wearing hats, so to take advantage of that situation and to deal with her volatile (at times) pickiness, I've been working on a bunch of options for her so that she always has a choice. I found several cute patterns on Ravelry and have been doing about one a week. The latest is this one, which I finished while I was home sick yesterday.

The pattern is All Ears, a free download on Ravelry. It's a very easy, very fast knit -- essentially, it's just a tube that is kitchenered at the top and then the corners are gathered to make the ears. I had most of a skein of Cascade 220 Superwash leftover from the "Electric Eggplant" hat and used it for this one, knowing how popular purple is in this house. I can report that it was a big success and was worn to school this morning, where it was shown off to her teacher, who is also a knitter.

The hat turned out so cute that I decided to use up what was left of the handspun I used for the Baby Sophisticate and make a matching hat. It took maybe two hours from start to finish -- and I say maybe because I was pretty out of it for most of the day, so it was done in fits and starts between naps. Regardless, it was a fast and easy knit and I think it'll be a hit. I even have some of the yarn leftover!


  1. Sorry to hear that you're sick but the hats are so cute. Your little girl sounds like a real little character! (And if you're still sick, do you know that there is actual science to prove that chicken soup is better than other hot liquids for helping you get over a cold/upper respiratory infection?)

  2. How cute! Hope you get to feeling better soon.

  3. @Stripeyspots -- I did know that! "Jewish penicillin" is what we've always called chicken soup. ;-) Unfortunately, I had a stomach bug, so it was tea and toast for me.

  4. I was home sick Tuesday and it was the same thing...naps and knitting. My issue was sinus-related though. I worked on a scarf that's been a WIP for a while and also cast on for a sweaterdress.

  5. Still love that handspun. Awesome!