12 April 2008

Come Sail Away ...

As promised, here is a picture of my latest finished project, The Sailboat Hat:

I am so pleased with how well it turned out, and how even my somewhat lame sewing skills managed to place and secure the applique pieces so that it actually looks balanced. Personally, I think it looks yar!

For those of you who are interested, here are the details:

Pattern: Sailboat, from Itty-Bitty Hats, by Susan B. Anderson.
Size: 0-3 months.
Needles: US7 double points.
Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic in colors denim, red, navy, white. (The color numbers are: 3001, 3818, 3997, 3856, but I don't have the bands in front of me to know which number goes to which color ...)
Started: March 20, 2008.
Finished: The pieces were all knitted by March 30; I sewed the knitted applique pieces onto the finished hat on April 6.

I think that Ben and Halden will really like it. (Doughboy will like it if I show it to him while also holding a treat ...) And hopefully, they'll give us a picture of the baby wearing it. If so, you know I'll post it here.

In other news, look what Brigitte sent to me!

This is adorable! It even includes Timmy (the littlest sheep), which I may just have to make for The Tim.

(I never doubted that someone with such a lovelly name, who also has cats, would be nice - but this is extra nice ...) Thank you so much, Brigitte!

Except now I have the song in my head again ...

16 comments:

Knitterary said...

Adorable! I love the patterns in that book, but I hadn't seen this one yet. The applique is perfect!

Chris said...

Cute hat!! *covets mobile kit*

KSD said...

The Tim should be honored.

And the hat could not be cuter.

Carol said...

Any advice for how to get that awful Styx song out of my head? Sigh.

But that hat is adorable!

teabird said...

That might be the cutest hat yet! And the Shauns! Just wonderful.

Bridget said...

Carol - be glad you only have the Styx song in your head, because the Shaun the Sheep song would drive you even crazier!

Lorraine said...

Awwwww- Imagine having little Shaun's floating over your head?

..and the Styx song is now an earworm for the rest of the day.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Congratulations on the hat - that came out really well. Such a cute mobile - I'll be curious what the individual sheep look like and if it's an easy knit - cuz I'm still in search of the most simple and quick but still cute baby gift.

Lorette said...

Great! I hadn't even associated your title with the Styx song until someone mentioned it. Earworm, indeed.

That is a very yar hat.

Ann said...

The hat? Brilliant!
The mobile? Brilliant!
Styx? Ugh.

Quilting Mama said...

Wow - Shaun the sheep. I think Zack needs at least one if not the whole gang.

It will be a blast to see what his dad and the uncle's do with the sheep.

Brigitte said...

Lucky for me I have *no* clue what the Shaun the Sheep song is! But Styx songs...ugh, oh no...

You're welcome! I'm so glad it found a good home!

:)

Carol said...

I bought the magazine just to get that pattern! The hat is fabulous! I love beebe hats :)

Anne said...

That mobile pattern is GREAT!!! Shaun is my second favorite character (second only to Gromit) in the Wallace and Gromit world.

Carrie K said...

That hat is so cute! For a baby? lol. How do some people manage to dress themselves in the morning? You just have to wonder.

I keep thumbing that book at my LBS, but haven't picked it up yet. Not as many babies lately. OTOH, it's just a matter of time again, no?

amanda said...

Bridget Ben and Halden will love this!!! The hat is FABULOUS!!!!! and I am laughing so hard at the shaun the sheep mobile!! That is the cutest thing ever... but yes alas.. THE SONG IS IN MY HEAD.... It's sean the sheep. . Its sean the sheep.. If Zach were here he'd be dancing in a circle!