Thursday, April 30, 2009

Winter Warmers...

Well, I think the time has come to conceed that Winter is upon us. Just last week we were still in the midst of an Indian summer (as we SHOULD be at the end of April, imho)... But this week we've had quite a cold snap here in Melbourne (and I've been dreaming of living in far north Queensland, hahaha)...

I made these hats for Bryn and Ari a couple of months ago, but this morning Bryn pulled out Ari's hat from the hat stand because it was so cold, and that reminded me that I hadn't finished off Bryn's hat yet... So, I did! Finished it off and got the obligatory photos to prove that I really AM a good little wifey and mother who knits (or in this instance, crochets) winter woolies for her kids - even though they generally only wear them once...




For some reason they LOVE to ASK for knitted/crocheted stuff, and then they are very excited to try the finished item on the FIRST time, and after that they have absolutely NO INTEREST in wearing the made-with-love (and, without being conceited, a certain amount of skill and good taste!) homemade item...

Ok, that's not wholly a fair assessment, Erik DID go to school in the beanie I knitted for him last Winter, but Luey certainly NEVER wears what I knit for him and Bryn rarely does after the first day...

But, anyhoo, they're lovely!




I have grand plans to knit Bryn some old-fashion gumboot socks, like the ones my Amma used to knit us kids in Iceland... Woolen socks to gather the cuffs of pants securely into inside gumboots - they offer a certain level of warm, comfort and moisture resistance as well... We'll see how that goes...

Ok, and mustn't forget the cute photo of Ari, having zonked out after a long evening of resisting sleep... Daddy's knee won out in the end...

1 comment:

Amanda O. said...

Oh wow, those hats have turned out nice! I love the colours on Ari's and colourway on Bryn's! Are they your first crochet project? I remember you saying awhile ago you wanted to teach yourself.

Always love the sleepy-sprawly bubba shots, cuteie-patootie!

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