|Peekaboo, I-cord see you!|
I took a little detour yesterday. Instead of working on my sweater, I decided that I was going to make an old fashioned skating hat for Peanut. There has been the cutest pattern in my Ravelry queue since December - today was the day I needed to make it.
No, I meant "need" instead of "want", trust me. Recent events have not played out as I had wished which has led me to be less than sunshine and roses in my demeanor. I know that my mood effects those around me and I needed to make sure that Peanut knew that I was not upset with her. She is a very emotional child and will carry the guilt from a stranger so just imagine what a disappointed and upset mama would do to her! Yes, I needed to make this last night and I'm so glad that I did. I'm even thinking of making another one for Hobbit but in pink and with an eyelet stitch pattern... but I digress.
There were a lot of firsts in this projects - my first I-cord, "knit one below" and actual wet blocking. The I-cord was a million times easier than I had feared and the "knit one below" would have probably been more visually prominent if I had used a different yarn because as it stands now, I honestly don't see it. The wet blocking was interesting considering that I don't have any of the necessary tools and always end up "making do" with the promise of acquiring proper instruments for the next time. The reality of it is always that I forget because I don't need and simply move on with my knitting. It is a vicious cycle really now that I think about it.
|I love how it turned out|
I hope she likes it. Now that it's done, it feels very 'me'. It's cute, vintage and girlie... she's more gorgeous, unique and feminine. Oh well, either way - it was a quick little detour simply to tell her that I love her and I am going to miss her while she's away at school. I hope she knows, even without the cute little skating hat.