Also, they live in San Francisco, so he didn't really need something warm. At first, I was going to make him an elephant pillow from some fabric I had. Then I decided that no, I'd knit him a toy. I thought I would knit Elefante, by Susan B. Anderson. Checked the pattern, decided that a) it was kinda fiddly, and b) it had some crochet, which I do not know how to do. Moved on to a Baby Bobbi Bear, and got it all knitted. Then I went to stuff it, and instead of looking like a cute teddy, it looked like a mangled teddy who was put back together by a blind person. By this time, it was fall. Parker was born in May.
So, I had a brilliant idea - I'd knit him a pumpkin hat! YES! The pattern is one I've done several times, and I knew it was doable in a short amount of time. Away I went, knitting it up quite quickly. I figured I'd be able to mail it on Saturday (yesterday). Then my sister sent me this picture.
Sigh. Let's face it, a baby doesn't need two pumpkin hats. So, new plan. The nearly completed pumpkin hat that I was making, would be for Doughboy's newest little brother, Paul. Since I was using Encore, it would be nice and warm for his little baby head in Colorado, where they now live. And Parker ... well ... I think I will make him the elephant pillow (sewing) that I had originally thought about making. But, since we are going away at the end of the week, I probably won't even start it until we get back. Such is life.
On the plus side, it meant that now I had a baby gift done! This yarn
had become this hat
and it did get sent out to its recipient yesterday. So all's well that ends well, I guess. But I am wondering if just buying Parker a gift would have made more sense ...
Pattern: Patrick's Pumpkin Hat (I made the largest size, so it can be used for a couple of years)
Yarn: Encore Worsted - pattern used roughly .08 ounces of the green yarn, and about a third of a ball of the orange
Needles: Sizes, 5, 6, and 8US
Modifications: None, except for the recipient!
Comments: This is one of my favorite baby hat patterns, and it really is not that difficult. I managed to make this one in four evenings of watching TV after dinner, and for me, that's pretty amazing.
As I mentioned, we are going away later this week, so we'll see how much of anything else I can accomplish ... that's it for now!