Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Wednesday is for Knitting

Little visitor to our Wednesday knitting session:
Audrey is letting us know what she thinks of her new hat. She kept it on, though, and Mom was quite happy to have it.

So, of course, I had to cast on for the third part of the set: a hat for her daddy.

He has wanted a "Charlie Brown hat" for as long as I can remember. As soon as he found out I knit, he asked for one.

I bought the yarn (Knit Picks Wool of the Andes) and the book (EZ's Knitting Around) and have had them ready for a couple of years now.

But, I wanted to do the hat in double knitting, not at two hats joined at the brim.

Now, of course, with both mom and Audrey having new hats, well, I figured I'd just go for it.

I also cast on another Nottingham for Audrey's cousin Jessica. This one is a little bigger, since Jess is also a little bigger than Audrey. (She's 16. A little bigger!)

Now if I could just figure out a way to knit on both projects at once!

It occurs to me that I was awfully busy knitting for quite a while today, and somehow having only this much of each hat to show for it means that I may have been a bit optimistic. We'll see--there's got to be some good train-wreck TV on, so that should give me time to work on these.

Meanwhile, the feline part of the family was showing me that they know how to live...
find a comfy spot.
Curl up and look adorable.
Tell the world to go away already.
Simon says, why are you putting that thing in my face?

Don't you know it's nap time?

What ever happened to personal space anyway?

He knows he looks adorable on the quilt.

This is why all of my laundry is covered in cat hair, or as they would put it, properly seasoned.

Hmmm. Forget it then.

This is what I'm good at, and I'm going to just do it. You go play with the sticks and string.

The world is my purr pad!


Sheepish Annie said... certainly do rock the needles on a Wednesday! And it's nice to know that you have such good kitty helpers. Everyone needs a good model for relaxation, after all. :)

Wen said...

Aw! I am so sorry I had to miss it today! Audrey looked so cute!

mary said...

Audrey is just the cutest little sweet pea! You've caught the hat bug! They're starting off beautifully and the nice thing about the hats is that they finish up so quickly.

Madge said...

Look at that cute expression on Audrey. *giggle* Already she's being cool for the camera in her new chapeau.

Happy hat making! And please give those boys a scritch for me.

Knitting Linguist said...

I love the cat photos! And I know just what you mean about the well-seasoned laundry -- my cats insist that a bit of fur be knitted into every garment.