Friday, April 13, 2007

Cute baby alert!

I happen to think my daffodil hat is pretty cute. But you haven't seen cute until you've seen baby Joie actually wearing the daffodil hat. Don't you agree?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Daffodil hat

What, you thought it was going to be shaped like a daffodil? Sorry...I'm just not that creative. But it is a lovely daffodil-yellow color, so that should count for something.

Details: Rowan All Season Cotton, Color 205, knit flat in garter stitch on size 7 bamboo needles and then seamed. Pattern is from Debbie Bliss. Very, very easy.

This hat is destined for my colleague's 4-month-old daughter, Joie.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Hurray for Holl-lywooood...

OK, not really Hollywood, but close...Burbank, CA. Home of the Bob Hope Airport, which is one of the small airports to which JetBlue flies from NYC. I had a meeting last week in LosAngeles, and rather thoughtfully chose to save my client a LOT of money by flying into Long Beach and out of Burbank, rather than in and out of LAX. Which is even more saintly when you consider that my client's office is located NEXT TO LAX. That's right, next to, as in "right across the street I could walk to the airport from there and catch my flight without ever setting foot in an automobile." Instead, I drove around... a lot.

But the nice thing about driving around, and driving to Burbank's Bob Hope Airport, specifically, was that I found...a yarn store! A lovely little yarn store called Unwind.

I hadn't brought any knitting with me to L.A. because I had a book I wanted to read on the plane, but seeing the store made me want to knit, so I popped in and picked up a skein of Rowan All Seasons Cotton, along with a pair of Clover bamboo needles (size 7, for those who care about these things). This is what I've done with it so far: