Tuesday, April 12, 2011

... projects in motion

there are lots of little things going on around here, despite the quiet. the read-a-thon was terrific. i managed to make it nearly 19 hours before my tired, pregnant body forced me to finally go to sleep. but i read a lot of great books and had the perfect day relaxing at home doing one of the things i love most.


for the past two weeks i've been working on a special project that i haven't been ready to show off yet, but i finished quilting it today and i anticipate being done by this weekend.

teddy in a baby hat

i also finished this sweet baby cap (pattern and notes on ravelry) for our little snowdrop. since i didn't have my own baby's head on which to model the hat, i let my childhood teddy bear model it for you all. isn't he the cutest?

teddy hat profile

i love the all the points and the little chin strap tie. so cute! (cute enough to erase the memory of how difficult a time i had with the pattern and how many times i had to rip it out and start again.) i knit up the 6 month size since that will be about the age of my little one when winter sets in.

i still have to block it (blocking... ugh) but otherwise, it feels so very good to finish something for my baby.


  1. Oh, that's one of my favorite little hats! So cute!

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    Cheers, Beth

    p.s. I'm sorry to announce this to you as a comment on a post, but couldn't figure another way.