Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What I do when I'm not lawyering

My knitting skills have come a long way since that first blanket I made in February.  In the past few weeks, I have completed several projects.  I think I can officially consider myself a real knitter now.

First came my second baby blanket.  Being a Jayhawk starts at birth.  So a blanket like this seems perfect for a new baby Jay.









If you remember the last (and first ever) baby blanket I made, you might notice how much simpler this pattern was.  Stripes.  Straight stockinette.  This blanket took no time and made me feel like I was really accomplishing something because I could see the results so quickly.  I can't wait to see the little baby Jay covered in her crimson and blue blankie.


Then via facebook, P asked someone to help make a Halloween costume.  Feeling all crafty and capable with knitting needles, I jumped at the chance.  (Sorry I beat you to it, Harley.)  The task was to replicate a very homemade-looking hat that a favorite character on "Firefly" wore.  His mama made him a warm hat complete with pompom and earflaps. 
Upon seeing this hat, one friend proclaimed, "It's candy corn!"  Well, yes, I guess I can see that.  But I also think it's a pretty good replica of Jayne's hat.  I hope N & P think so, too.

                                            

5 comments:

Nap Warden said...

OK, color me impressed...I have always wanted to learn to knit.

Moxie said...

I heart Firefly. Your friends have good taste in television. And in hats. ;-)

P said...

Cunning!

Harley said...

Cunning is right. It's probably all to the good that you beat me to it. My yarn time is severely curtailed these days. For some reason...

S said...

I am relieved to report that the hat arrived in time for Halloween and fits the head for which it was intended. Phew!

 
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