I finished the hat I posted about last month. It’s ridiculously cute, and based on this pattern. It certainly doesn’t look like hers, but she has had much more practice at it. I made it for my niece’s first birthday.
Neglected to stiffen the ears. I kept telling myself the stiffener was at my parent’s house, but I think it was actually in my basement all along. Maybe if the ears had been stiffened, people would have recognized what it was supposed to be. Or maybe not. Who knows.
What I do know is that it didn’t fit. Which is lame. I don’t know what the happy medium is between hand felting and machine felting, but I certainly missed it. I do plan on knitting another one, because it was insanely easy, but I’m going to have to be very careful with the felting.
At least someone got to wear it.
…And you should be too.
Drumroll, please………. (I promised The Hippy I would pull numbers out of an actual hat, but I didn’t want to waste that much paper!)
Ali of Thrifty Mom! Congrats, Ali! You’ll be getting an email from me soon. Here’s what Ali said about summer:
I love elephants and that one reminds me of Florida.
I like summer because the kids and I can take it easy, plus berry picking and used book sales and my mom comes to visit!
You may notice that my giveaway post had 161, but my max number was 133. I went back and forth over how I would handle the comments, but in the end it came down to the fact that the people who didn’t leave a comment about what they liked about summer didn’t get an entry. I had to be fair to the people that took the time to read my post and find out what the requirements for entry were. It’s not like I was asking people to write haikus or anything!
At any rate, I’m glad summer is here. I’m looking forward to tending my garden, geocaching, selling a couple times at the Farmer’s Market, my neice’s birthday, and holing myself up in the basement to sew.