27 August 2006

1. Hurray! and 2.Finally!

We spent most of this weekend in Baltimore. Niece E got married on Friday, and her sister's (Niece A) wedding shower was on Saturday, so it was a twofer. The bride looked incredibly beautiful, and as soon as I get our photos developed (no, I don't have a digital camera), I'll post one or two. We had a great time, and ate, drank, and were overall very merry for the bulk of the visit.

And, believe it or not, although no knitting took place, there was an aspect of it that was knit-related! In the midst of all this, I found out that the Baltimore Convention Center, where Stitches East is going to be held this year, is within walking distance of one of Niece A's house! (This is the 1. Hurray! part of the post.) I may actually get there for once, since I will have a clue how to get to where it is. Which is most excellent news, n'est-ce pas?

As if that was not making my life exciting enough, I managed to find one of the photos of one of my knitting projects. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Cupcake Hat (this is the 2. Finally! part of the post):

I made this for GreatNiece N, who just turned a year old. She has three older siblings, and they all got a knitted hat when they were born, but I had a hard time figuring out what to make for her. I am embarrassed to say, though I feel I should get points for being honest, that I finally made my decision, figured out how the h*** to do the stitches for the little bobbly things, and got the hat knitted and sent one month before her first birthday ...

Anyway, once I sat down and fiddled with the pattern instructions, I finally had an Aha! moment and could figure out the aforementioned little bobbly things. Once I figured that out, I was able to more or less just breeze along. My sister said that sweet little N looked really cute in the hat, and if I ever get a picture, I'll post it so you can see the finished product worn by the recipient. :-)

OK, time to pay some bills and watch a little bit of the Emmys. Then tomorrow it's back to work ... which I must say, really cuts into my day, you know???

1 comment:

Carol said...

Hilarious hat - now you've got to get a photo of it on the baby.

Yay Baltimore! Rosie's will be there with bells on....