Monday, September 28, 2009

Fair Isle Baby

I FINALLY found a hat pattern that I thought would be cute for a baby boy but it was fair isle. To date I have not really done much fair isle and have not been very good at it. But the hat was so darn cute I just had to give it a try. I even had colors in my stash pretty close to the ones in the pattern which I really liked. So here it is - my first ever fair isle baby hat. I must say that this is really easy peasy fair isle in that the colors change every other stitch when you are doing the pattern so therefore you don't have the long color runs that mess me up. I even learned to "pick" and "throw" having a different color in both hands. There are definitely more of these hats in my future!

To see something much more impressive than another hat - go on over to Jen's blog and see her beautiful Ulmus! Now I'm really put to shame since I suggested we both make an Ulmus, mine is about 6-8 inches big at this point and hers is all done and oh, so gorgeous! Way to go Jennifer! I'm so impressed (and quite envious).

Finally - I haven't shown you a photo of Miss Molly in awhile. She is almost 8 months now and a rambucous puppy. She is growing like a weed and is a long leggy "super model" as the vet said. She remains a sweet pup who loves to be around people and has the best sad puppy dog look of any dog on the planet (and therefore gets her way a lot!) She has become such a member of the family it's hard to remember a time without her.


km said... tell...where did you get that hat pattern? Is it on your Ravelry page?

Jknits said...

I love, love, love the hat! It would be great for a girl in pink too. Great pic of Molly. She is a beauty. (you've left me blushing - thanks for the Ulmus complment)

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gaylen said...

Love that cute little hat. I want to knit the rectangle Ulmus. I work in law - but *not* an attorney :)

And you know more of the same thing is good. I mostly knit socks - you knit hats, I know another who only knits shawls - it all works out in the end.

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