Saturday, November 7, 2015

Hats, hats, hats

If you know me, you know my favorite thing to knit is hats. They are a quick project, perfect to learn a new skill, and useful.  In Alaska, it's a rare day that you couldn't use a hat, so I don't mind that we have a bucket bursting with hats. The kids always love to dig through and pick their favorite hat for the day (or the hour) and it warms my heart to see one of my creations on their little noggin.  I knit Sawyer (Brochan Slouch by Kate Oates) a new hat while I was on my trip, and just this week whipped Lucy (Oh Christmas Tree! By VANGY knits) up a new one as well.  Her hat will soon have a matching one for Sawyer (in green) and maybe if I am ambitious, Weston and I might have blue ones. We will see though... I have a bit of other holiday knitting to get through as well.

The kids were being so sweet holding hands on the way to school...

Quick report on some other knitting. My beaded lace shawl is two repeats away from moving back into garter stripes.  It has been sidelined again for holiday knitting, but I hope to plow through the lace soonish.  My rainbow stripe blanket is on color 5! Which is halfway! So that is very exciting. It is going to be a pretty sizable blanket and I can't wait to snuggle under it on the couch.

I picked up yarn today to knit Sawyer a new sweater. I hope to get that finished in time for Christmas.  I expect some baby knits to jump on my needles soon as my SIL just found out she is expecting a little girl in March. If only there were more hours in the day for knitting!

In other news, the Cordova Center (the big, beautiful civic center that Weston is the project manager for) had its grand opening last night and what a grand event it was. A TON of people turned out to see the building and I think everyone had a great time.  It was wonderful to see the building used and full of people! I know this town has been waiting for that for a very long time and I was excited to be a part of it. And there is photo evidence that I know how to dress up and be girly....I even wore lipstick! So adult.

Until next time...Happy Knitting!

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