Friday, March 31, 2006

It's all about the timing.

My friend Amy had her baby yesterday, so welcome to the world, Isabella! Yesterday, the Rowan Wool Cotton Amy had ordered me to make the Lacy Bonnet from Knitting for Two came in, and I made it while watching Wallace and Gromit in Curse of the Were-Rabbit (including special features). It's a very fun bonnet to make, and I *love* this yarn. Mirando and Geronimo both declined to model, so here it is on Bitsy, the butternut squash, whose head was about the right size.

The only odd thing about the pattern is it seems designed to sell extra yarn. The pattern called for two balls of Wool Cotton, and I didn't even come close to using one whole ball. The design at the back ends up looking quite impressive, I think, but is easy to do.

Other knitting: A bit more on Picovoli.

Reading: Still on Bloodsucking Fiends.

Writing: I worked a bit on the Novel, and I'm back to Chapter Four today.

Note: Thanks to MOYA, who apparently wants us all to go to Costa Rica (which is awesome; I went there for my honeymoon), I now have comments moderation turned on.


Annie said...

I LOVE that bonnet and have been wanting to make it. You have totally inspired me. It looks adorable! Happy baby!

lee said...

That is by far the cutest bonnet ever. I think I'm going to have to start knitting for babies that don't even exist yet.
Down with the comment spam! I have someone who really wants me to be a mystery shopper.

Bonnie said...

That. Is. The. Cutest. Thing. Bravo!

Areli said...

The bonnet is so cute! That's so funny you have a squash modelling!

snowdrop said...

Lovely bonnet! That's one lucky butternut!

Marie said...

It's adorable! And I love Bitsy too. ;)
I bought yarn to make the bonnet for my boyfriend's new niece and was suspicious when I looked at the yarn requirement...glad to know it doesn't take more than one skein.

String Bean said...

What a cute little baby! Can I give it a squash? Har Har Har! Ooo, I should be shot. I do like that bonnet. It's very pretty.
I wish I had the W&G movie. I love them - Gromit is my hero.

I had some creep who said he wanted me to post a picture of my bouncing betties on his website. What a perv. I bet he was sorry he posted it when he found out I kept my comment moderation turned on AND when I emailed him back with a nasty note.

Zonda said...

Lovely! Looks so soft! Great job!

Rain said...

How strange, I've just made the same hat. It looks gorgeous in that yarn.

I love that whole book and have made a few things out of it.

goodkarma said...

Yay, that's one of my favorite projects for new girly babies! If you don't have the other ball of Wool Cotton earmarked for another project, might I recommend the Dainty Baby Booties in the same book? They turned out really cute as a set.

Rachel said...

Wow, that design on the back is beautiful! Now my vegetables are clamoring to be dressed so daintily.

That is so interesting about the overestimation of the yarn! I think you may have just uncovered a vast yarn industry could do the expose right here on your blog!