Well, now it's Peter's turn. This is Kim's Hat from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Knit in Manos del Uruguay in colors Petrol #27 and Marl #42.
It's a little bit long, because I had planned for him to roll up the brim. But he doesn't like it rolled up and he won't let me rip it back a little bit. He says he likes it roomy so he can hide stuff in it.
You can kind of see the extra roominess in this picture, but I can't complain to much as here's a picture of his last hat.
Do you recognize this pattern? Ummm...it's the tea cozy pattern from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I made this out of Lamb's Pride Superwash last year as a gift for my grandparents, but, it came out a little bit humongous.
When I showed my mistake to Peter, he swooped down, placed it on his head and thanked me for his new hat. Then he wore it all winter!
It was definitely, time for him to have a new hat. I will probably reverse the colors and make him another one out of the leftover Manos.
New books for me. I need some good reading for when the baby gets here and I am doing all the nursing, hopefully these will do the trick. And a second attempt at socks. I tried out this yarn (Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in Irving Park) a while back, and just didn't like the result I was getting. This time I am keeping it super simple, toe-up, stockinette. It might be a little boring, but right now I need something that is no brain required knitting!
So a little fish, I mean my son has agreed to model his hat for the blog. When a camera is pointing in this boy's direction, his face immediately turns to rubber. I haven't had just a nice smile for quite a while!
The hat is the Joseph Hat by Kate Gilbert. I knit it in 5 different colors of Alpaca Classic DK. The bottom blue is #1626, the green is #1400, the red is #2023, the yellow is #2400, and the top blue is #1603. The hat turned out just right, the alpaca is nice and squishy and I think if we ever get cold enough weather, it will be worn. Jarvis says it's a bit too spicy to wear right now.
Here is my progress on the fair isle cardi. The body is done and the sleeves are too. Back and forth fair isle, isn't the greatest but all in all I am satisfied.Now I just have a bunch of ends to weave in and the button bands to do. I feel like I am in a race with the baby, which one will be done first!
Speaking of baby, we had a bit of fun last week. At my last midwife's appointment we discovered the baby had turned breech! Kind of messed up my all natural homebirth plans. Anyways, we had an ultrasound to confirm, and yes, while our child is very good looking and healthy, was also definitely head up!
My midwife suggested an External Cephalic Version, which meant we got to go to the hospital and have an obstetrician manhandle my baby back into place. Ouch! But it worked, Yay! No c-section for me! And we also discovered something else that was kind of fun.