First there was this guy...
And then I started knitting this...
That one belongs to the designer Kate Davies, isn't it lovely? (I hope I'm not doing something bad by using her photo here... I fear I am... Please click on her photo and be directed to her great blog Needled for pattern info)
Now - here's mine...
Some day... some day it will be done. That day will not be anytime soon if I continue knitting it at the completely-disinterested-rate of abut 3 - 4 rows a month... I don't know - knitting a sweater is something of a commitment that I guess I just can't put my whole heart into right now.
So in the interests of having an owl-craving "instantly" gratified... I made this instead.
It took one day.
That is so much faster. I can handle that kind of commitment right now :)
One day. And one happy boy who claimed it before it was even off of the needles, and proudly wore it immediately thereafter... You know how I love it when they wear my wool! Very gratifying!
Of course, I made it for myself, because that's what I do... and I'm hoping to wear it every now and then, but the weather's so mild right now having one hat for two people has not been much of a problem.
I will tell you though that I was happy when I tried it on because it is the first hat in the last 10 or so I've made that have fit me perfectly... not too big, not too small. And it's a lovely soft alpaca, that just feels so nice and squishy... and a dark grey that makes my eyes look dark gray when I wear it...
So he better watch out... because now that I'm thinking it over, I sort of want that hat back.
What am I saying??? It only took me a day... I guess I could just make another one!!
*** Reading ***
This week I'm reading Child 44 along with my book club. I'm half-way through, and really enjoying it... My friend, who finished the book over the weekend, says she was not expecting the turn it took at the end, so now I'm really excited to crawl into bed and read again tonight... When I'm done, I'll be starting book 2 of the Hunger Games...
And to my surprise, the first edition of Taproot magazine came unexpectedly to my mailbox this week - so I've been reading that in bits and pieces, and getting excited about planning this year's garden adventure. Maybe this year my tomatoes will finally do well and the skunk won't kill all of my pumpkins... each year I get a little bit better at this gardening thing.
What are you reading?
*** Posted along with Ginny at Small Things ***