Monday, April 10, 2006

petite

Warning: Crappy photos ahead! Until sometime later this week when B and I are once again blessed with an internet connection, I'm afraid that pictures from my "better than nothing" camera phone will have to suffice. Please note, the colors...not so much. But, you'll get the general idea. I promise better photos (from a legit camera) later!

For now, crappy photos and all, I bring you some long-awaited knitting content! This was the first weekend I had been able to knit since all this moving hullabaloo started. And given this information, I am more surprised than anyone that I am actually able to present an FO today...but, check it out! I was able to start (and finish) a strawberry beanie for one of the peanuts. For this, I owe in large part to Dis, who was clever enough to suggest I might use 12" circulars, in place of the DPNs I was struggling with. Brilliant! I llllove these things! More on them later. I was inspired to knit the peanuts a couple of Ann Norling's fruit hats, after being inspired by a hat Theresa shared a little while back. I'm planning to buy LA and Rex other much needed baby necessities for their shower, but of course I also wanted to knit them a little something(s) too, and I thought these would be just the thing!

I decided to make a strawberry first, because...it's just so freaking cute! I mean, come on! For the other peanut, I will make a pumpkin, because we like pumpkins over in this neck of the woods.

So, 12" circular needles. How late to the party am I with these? All I can say is, my new pair of 12" Addis is my new favorite little toy. It's so little...and perfect for little peanut hats! Now if only someone could come up with even teenier ones for socks! Crappy Photo #2 will give you a sense of the scale (but not the real color of the orange yarn). Seriously- how mini is this?

Now, changing the subject for a moment, I would be remiss if I didn't take a moment to mention the fun I had Thursday night down in SD. I enjoyed my visit to The Grove's Knit Salon, and then of course the gab fest with my girls at Dis' place. Zero knitting was accomplished, but with take-out from Phil's, a fantastic bottle of wine from our road trip in February, and plenty of laugh-inducing topics to cover, who needs to knit??

8 comments:

Chris said...

Excellent strawberry hat!!

Thursday sounds like it was a blast.

Jennifer said...

Love the strawberry hat! So cute.

amanda cathleen said...

awwww!! I love the stawberry hat!!

candsmom said...

I love the strawberry hat!! So, so adorable! And how cute are the little seeds?! Fantastic job! Take care! :-)

Nasus said...

Ahhhhhh! So cute that I just want to eat it!

Theresa said...

OOH, BBQ? This is looking better and better.

Glad to provide inspiration. They are just too cute, right?

Disentangled said...

Yay! Peanut hats!

Melissa said...

those hats are the best... I made a couple myself last summer, one strawberry, one pumpkin. They are adorable!