Sunday, May 14, 2006

Expensive, but VERY cute!!!


Isn't this hat the cutest thing??? Ok, so it's not sitting on Bryn's head just right (you try putting a wool hat on a child crawling at 100 kph!), but still, the idea is there, and isn't it just so URCHIN like??? Bought the wool at the ABA Mother's Play Day at Albert Park on Friday. The wool itself was rather exxy for my liking (bloody $17 for 100gr!!!), but I really needed to break a fifty and it looked sort of interesting, thought I might get a couple of cute hats out of it... Well, this hat barely made a dent in the ball of wool, the strand is very fine, this was knitted on 4m, but it really needs 2.5 or 2.75m needles, perfect for newborn hats, and I reckon I could get a few out of just 100gr... Still, I like my Utiku wool, much easier to knit with, not as fiddly...

Friday was a pretty good day actually. Lovely to meet up with old friends and meet and make new ones. Bryn seemed to really enjoy the company of the other babies too, as much as an 8 month old can, he even managed a nap!

Had a god awful toasted veggo pocket bread thingy, it had goat's cheese on it, I think, could only stomach a couple of bites and then had to give the rest away.

Bought myself a photo rounder too, from the Creative Memories people. They tried to sell me a party, but I soon put a stop to that by telling the lady a friend had had one and then the sales person had never gotten back to us about our orders, and luckily we hadn't paid up front. She was a bit stunned by that and very apologetic, but also happy I was still willing to by stuff from CM then, LOL...

Renewed my ABA membership and got a free copy of the "Breastfeeding... Naturally" book which features an itty bitty pic of me tandem-feeding Erik and Luey on the cover - just had to have that momento!

Yeah, so a productive and fun day...

More to come later, have some cute pics of Bryn exploring the house, now that he can crawl, but must off and chase him now, LOL...

8 comments:

Juniper said...

such a cute hat Sif, I love it! I wish I could knit like that....

We also had fun on Friday, I wish I could have stayed longer!

Kristie said...

That hat is fantastic Sif! your knitting is amazing! I am having the greatest trouble just casting on!!

Sif said...

Kristie, I was were you are now a year ago, once you learn the basic stitches and get in a bit of practice you'll suddenly realise that what I do is fairly simple stuff, after that it is all about the wool you choose!!!

Juniper said...

Umm... is that really true? I am not sure I could do things like pick up a dropped stitch, or make it into a pattern etc... I think I am not good with instructions - I have a great book called "Stitch and Bitch" which is lots of fun to read, but I find it hard to translate the words/pictures with the reality of my hands and the knitting needles LOL!

Maybe I will need you to "show me" one day? We should organise that soon!

Sif said...

Yeah, see this is the thing, I have only ever used a pattern twice, and even then I HAD to deviate because I am really hopeless at using patterns. Luckily, i have the kind of intelligence (Gardner's Intelligences) to be able to figure out how to do something by looking at an example, so I can sort of fudge my own patterns (patterns that change with every item I knit, mind you, so I never have them written down, just in my head)...

Baa Bum Mum said...

oooh NICE hat! (and wool) I can relate to the expensive wool love..I bought 2 bals of wool i *had* to ahve in Melbourne form the wool baa, one was silk/wool and from Japan- $15 for 50 grams lol and the other from Italy lambswool for $10 for 50 grasms..haven't got time to knit them up but I pet them ocassionally ;

Nic and Beren said...

Wow great hat !

Anonymous said...

gorgeous hat! its sounds like it might be sock wool?
and congratulations on being on the cover of breastfeeding naturally! that reminds me- off to renew my subs.

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