Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Snow Hat for a Kid {Yarn Along}

20 February 2013

Snow Hat for a Kid {Yarn Along}

This Saturday, Charis and I are going to a birthday party.  One of her friends will be turning 3.  Instead of going out to buy her something, I decided to knit her the snow hat for a kid.  I just cast on today.  I'm using up part of my stash from the leftover yarn when I knit Charis the skirtie.  The pattern calls for bulky yarn, so I'm holding 2 strands together.  I originally cast on 68 stitches, but that hat was going to be HUGE. So, I unraveled it and cast on 60, which appears like it will work much better.  I've already knit 2 inches, but tried taking a picture and since it's dark, I did not like how the flash looked.  Sorry for the boring picture with the barely cast on hat.

Right now, I am listening to The Associate by John Grisham.  I love reading and listening to Grisham novels.  I used to want to be a lawyer when I was in 6th grade; I'm so glad that did NOT happen.

I also started reading Rainbow Garden by Patricia St. John to Charis as part of our bed time routine. Drew is starting a full time substitute teaching job through the end of the year, so our schedule is going to drastically change.  He'll be teaching high school Spanish, and it has the potential to turn into a full time job next year.  He'll still be tutoring 12 hours during the week. We're used to getting up at 8:00-8:30, but now, we're going to start getting up at 6:00 am.  I order to help Charis get used to an earlier bed time, I figured I'd read to her, instead of just singing and praying with her.  This book was actually my mummy's book-inside it is written, "Louise McFarland-Prize."

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  1. Grisham just does such a good job of carrying you along with the story - so easy to pick up one of his and then be at the end before you know it!

  2. I hope you post of photo of the finished hat.

    I have several projects on the needle right now. I just finished some dishcloths for two sisters-in-law who have birthdays this weekend. I have another hedgehog in the works, mini one this time, an afghan, and some baby shoes. Busy. Seems like there are always more projects to be done. But always a good feeling when one is complete.

  3. I can't believe I am 47 and have never learned to knit. I am having a complete knee replacement in the Spring so now might be a good time to learn.