06 April 2010

Lots of knitting

Suddenly I'm in a flurry of knitting. Loads of baby booties, a beret for myself and a sweet accessory that I'm eager to see finished. But my most recent knitting success....the pinnacle of my knitting career so far...is the hat.

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Z-cakes chose all of the yarn for this hat. Though I may or may not have talked her in to including a few that weren't just PINK. There's no question that this girl knows what she wants and I can't say I disagree with her taste. The colors of this hat are so beautiful and vibrant that it kind of makes me want to eat it.

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I'm planning to put a gigantic pom-pom on the top of it and wasn't going to show it to you until I did. But when I saw these pictures that GrandpaB took, I couldn't resist. As you can see, the hat fits her perfectly right now. It may even be a little snug. So that kind of blows my idea of the hat being for next Winter. Oh well. Guess I'll just have to make another.

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This was my first attempt at fair isle knitting and I must say I'm completely taken by it. The tension is quite tricky but I know I'll get better at it with time. Good thing I'll be making another hat!

Pattern found here along with other to die for kids knits.

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15 comments:

camillewells said...

Hey Mandi!
You're mom sent me your blog address, and I love reading it! This hat is amazing!
-Camille

Rachel said...

Oh My, she is so cute! I love that hat, you've got some skills girl!

Hil said...

SO DANG CUTE. The hat and the little girl.

paws said...

Very nice!

Sarah said...

Love it! Super cute.

Erica said...

I cannot get over how much she looks like you. LOVE IT!

Stylestance said...

So sweet! :)

Destri said...

Um...the hat is way cute, but that baby!!!! Oh she is cute!!

s + b said...

that hat is AMAZING! i seriously need to learn how to knit. my son loves hats - sometimes he won't fall asleep unless he has one on, haha. too bad none of them are as cute as this one!

jt said...

Okay, wait. I dropped in to see all of the baby shower details, and then I saw your Ani quote at the bottom. You listen to Ani too? I've been listening to her for oh, 15 years. Since I was 14. :)

Emily said...

That hat is adorable! I love the colors:)

Hannah said...

Holy cow. Hearts? Those take talent!

What a little cutie you have!

Katie {My Paisley Apron} said...

Wow, great job, that is incredibly cute!!! If it's too small for her now, just add the pom pom and gift it to a littler baby in the fall... and make her another for next year! :) You are so talented!!

emily said...

Oooh, I love it! The colors really are beautiful. Love love love.

michelle said...

Oh my gosh. So cute! I'm totally impressed by the fair isle knitting.

And I love that girl.

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