One Day at a Time.
I joined a swap before the tragedy hit our family. Another hat swap from the Itty Bitty Knits group on ravelry. We were all to knit the Olive You hat from Itty Bitty Hats (love that book) and send to a swap partner. This time though the swap partner didn't know who they were going to receive from. Here is my version. It is knit out of Rowan Classic Cashsoft DK and it is a new favorite! What a delight to knit with! I also made a small knitting bag and enclosed a skein of cotton yarn since my swap partner likes to knit dishcloths. The cotton was pumpkin orange since fall is but around the corner. This is about the 35th bag I've sewn using this pattern and I still love the bag and pattern. So much bag for sew little fabric! And I'm bustin' stash everytime I sew this bag.
This is the package I received from my swap partner! I love EZ's books and I especially want to knit the February Baby sweater from this book. And tea! Tazo tea! And when my Mom comes over or my sister I can offer them Good Earth. I've heard it makes a great sun tea so I'm going to give that a try.
Next up in my knitting schedule? SOCKS! For this little one. Ahem, I found her one day in my sock drawer and she was trying them all on. I have boring socks, lots of gorgeous sock yarn that has yet to be knit into socks. So she picked out the prettiest pair and proceeded to wear them the rest of the day. I've got to be a better knitting Nonny and get some hand knit socks on this one. She's like her Mommy and Nonny, loves socks, doesn't like shoes.