Last night I finished a hat for Elsa. I've knitted quite a bit the past few months, but haven't obsessed about taking photos and posting finished projects on this blog. Most of my blogging efforts, as measly as those are, are directed at my food blog potlikkery.
Even though Elsa is two, she's not talking a great storm. But she makes herself understood. She watches me knit. Loves touching the needles and the yarn. I finished a sweater for her. It was too big. I worked on a shawl, but ran out of yarn. Then I finished up the second sock to a pair I started in 2007.
Elsa wanted a hat. I picked out this Muench Black Forest Naturwolle from my stash specifically for her hat so that it would match her yellow wide-wale corduroy everyday coat, but I was surprised by the almost total lack of yellow in the finished hat. The pattern is the Pointy Elf hat from Joelle Hoverson's new book More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. Heck, it's on the cover, actually.
When I glanced through the book, I wasn't sure I'd like any of the projects. Or make them. But, the hat seemed perfect for Elsa despite my not having any Nature's Palette Merino. And it might help if I read the pattern. Duh. Was supposed to knit it on 3 dpns, not 4 like I did. Oh well.
It came out alright.
And, the amazing thing, was that Elsa loves the hat and wore it this morning. She voluntarily put it on her head and wore it in the car a minute or two, then ripped it off. Then once we arrived at my mom's this morning, Elsa wanted her hat back on to be outside in the 40-something degree weather.
Methinks its a winner.