cast on.

So, I’ve been looking and looking for a cute little gender-neutral baby hat. I’ve seen yellow and green things at both Target and Wal-Mart, but they just aren’t… cute. LOL!

In a case like this, it’s a handy thing to know how to knit:


I’ve had this yarn for a little while now. It’s a silky feeling bamboo (isn’t that cool?). I wanted to make baby booties/baby socks out of it but I found that I never had a pattern I liked and the time to knit in the same place at the same time. I’d either find a book at the library and have no time or inclination to knit… or have no pattern and the itch to cast on.

My original goal was to try to learn how to knit socks two at a time, but I do not think tiny baby socks are the ideal first project for that technique. Plus, my circulars are not long enough or flexible enough. So, I’m saving my cool pattern book for another day… like the day I finally get back to working on Travis’ wooly socks? Poor Travis has been waiting very patiently and only making a small handful of snarky remarks. It’s been about a year and a half since we went shopping for the yarn for his socks… ::whistle::

So, anyway—last night I cast on for a baby hat (and promptly frogged the thing twice; which I think makes for a grand total of four times that this yarn has been cast on and ripped back). The first time I cut back 16 stitches. The second time I realized I need to both cut back another 16 stitches and do a rib pattern instead because it wasn’t very pretty in stockinette (and it was still huge!). I’m thinking the fifth time is the charm. LOL!

And today is the perfect day to knit, too. It’s calm, quiet, overcast and there’s some cool music on the radio. Feels like an easy Saturday morning. Love that feeling…

In the cuteness department, I received this e-mail in my inbox this morning:


I like how Travis’ icon is looking over at mine (trying to get fresh with me, even?).

On a side note, what on earth are you supposed to do with a wool and copper anniversary?! LOL!

7 Responses to “cast on.”

  1. Betsy Says:

    Knit him a copper color wool sweater? ROFL!

    Happy Anniversary to you both!!!

  2. Candice S. Says:

    Oh, girl! I wish I knew how to knit!! I think I’ll put that on my “list of things to do while I have no job”…. I can crochet, but just barely….and I can only make hats or scarves!

    I have no idea what it takes to knit, but let’s just say, your blog post has me scared! LOL!

    Hugs to you!

  3. amymom24 Says:

    Oooo, it will be so pretty when it’s done!

    Tell Travis he can have his socks when he finishes his first kit for the store. *hee hee*

  4. gabs Says:

    would love to see the final hat!

  5. Pati Says:

    Hee hee. Isn’t bamboo a nice material? Zoë has bamboo swaddling blankets for the warm weather here in Hawai`i. As for your anniversary, how about a wool clothing item with penny buttons? :p Happy anniversary!

  6. Sharyn Says:

    I knitted as a child but it’s been far too long. I need to learn again. Can’t wait to see how your project works out. Maybe you can teach me..LOL

    I like the idea of a copper coloured wool sweater for Travis – but that still leaves you?

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