Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tiny little hat

Pregnancy status: 38 weeks pregnant and I don't think baby is coming soon. I have a feeling it'll be a couple of weeks still. I'm ok with this. I'm not too uncomfortable, I can still sleep and I know my life will change completely once he's here so I'm appreciating these last moments by myself and with Chris.

Thanks to maternity leave, I have plenty of time to knit so I have another FO.

Munchkin Hat (February)

Pattern: Munchkin Hat, by Jeannie Kubricht
Yarn: Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Baby Ull (it's a fingering weight, I held it doubled).
Needles: US 8/5 mm DPNs
Notes: What a quick knit! I knit the whole hat in a day and didn't feel like doing the twisted cord + pompom then so I made them the day after, but I really could have completed the whole project in a day. I wish I had made it longer though. I plan on using the hat for pics only.

Knitting the hat isn't the only thing I did last Sunday. I also went to Espace Tricot, a LYS that is pretty close to my house. There, I met with Tara, whom I hadn't seen in like a year. It was super nice to see her again, plus she had brought this for me:


Knit Picks Shimmer in Maple Leaf! You know what that means? I can finally finish...


The Blob! Aka my Icarus shawl, that I had set aside after I had ran out of yarn in November. Weeeeee! I'm very happy about that, since I only had a few (long!) rows left. Thank you so much Tara!

Oh yeah, and since I was at Espace Tricot, I just couldn't leave without buying a little something. Other than some DPNs, I left with these:


Two skeins of Berroco Vintage. I was actually looking for yarn to make a little newborn sweater. I first picked some Cascade 220 in a cute heathered blue, but then changed my mind and went for the orange. I hesitated, because it's only 40% wool and the rest is acrylic and nylon, but it's super soft and machine washable, so it won in the end.

But then I got home and I realized that I just didn't feel like knitting a baby sweater. Does that make me a bad mom already? Or just a selfish knitter? I just felt like the yarn wanted to be a scarf. So last night I cast on for an Infinitude scarf.


Tara said...

It was lovely to see you too! We'll have to do it again soon, especially since that Koigu is still calling my name! Not to mention the Blackstone Tweed... lol! That scarf is going to be fabulous ;)

Angela said...

Love that hat and that orange color of yarn!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Your munchkin hat is really cute. I can't wait to see it on baby boy!

That's awesome that you can now finish that project now that you have the leftover yarn! Phew! Disaster averted!

Jennifer said...

That color will be gorgeous on you in that scarf! (Though the hat may beat you by being cuter on your baby). :) Getting close now! Think you can finish Icarus before he gets here?

Maryse said...

I'd say "a happy mom makes a great mom"!!! The infinity scarf will be gorgeous in that colorway!