Well, a week ago I was afraid this would be my first month without a FO and that was very sad but a couple of things happened that have led to two FO’s!
First up – the Upside Down Daisy Hat by Susan B. Anderson. You can find it in Itty Bitty Knits (check your library!). I have to say that it was this book that really turned me on to knitting baby hats. If you do have lots of little people this book is a must own. I’ve made many of the patterns and a few them (such as the Daisy) I’ve made multiple times. It’s my go-to book for the little ones. I have friends who are active foster parents and they were blessed with a newborn baby girl earlier this month and so the Daisy seemed perfect for her. I realize it’s October and a pumpkin would’ve been more seasonally appropriate but my friends currently have a little boy and I know they have been craving pink in their home so I wanted something very girly and a pink daisy is nothing if not girly. Plus, a little ray of sunshine in this very dreary time of year is always nice.
The next thing that happened was that the project I was working on finished up last week so I’ve had some time off before the next project starts which gave me some much needed time to work on an order I have for Christmas. Of course, I’m talking about the mermaid lapghans that are all over the internet. My friend has ordered one for each of her two daughters. I ordered the yarn from Knit Picks and I’m using the Brava held doubled. The price and quality of the Brava can’t be beat so I got a huge box of Brava in the mail and started off. The first one was requested to be pink and the second purple and I’m putting a blue fin on the pink one and a green fin on the purple one. I started the first one about a month ago and this week was just what I needed to finish it. They look like a lot of knitting but they really knit up fast. The fish scale stitch is fun and seems to keep it moving along. I’m taking a couple of days to cleanse my palette with some of my other neglected projects and then start number 2 on Monday.
Apologies for the picture – I could not get the colors to turn out right in any kind of light so it’s a bit more vibrant in person!