Monday, January 29, 2007

I Resolve...

I made this hat for my KayliePrincess (not her name but what she calls herself.) It's from knitty and uses baby cables. Love them! I think it's called Sugar on Snow. I may make one for myself to use as a neck warmer.

So my one New Years resolution, to blog more often, is already out the door. What is it about resolutions that make them so hard to keep? Is it that we choose extremely improbable (nothing is impossible) goals? Do we not give ourselves enough lead time to get used to a new routine? Whatever it is, I can't remember a single resolution I've made that I've kept more than two months. Maybe a better idea is to set a resolution each month. Then I'll have a "do over" 11 times!

Monday, January 08, 2007

My Three Hats

I decided to give handknit gifts this year for Christmas. Since my sister and brother-in-law just had a baby in August and they live in oh-so-cold SLC, I chose to make them coordinating hats. I used a pattern from Interweave knits for the baby hat (I made it a little big so it will fit him next year too), and a pattern from SnB for the daddy hat and I made up my own pattern for the mommy hat. All three hats were made from Cascade 220. I chose two shades of blue and one yellow. I had enough yarn to knit the hats, the icords for baby and mommy hats and have enough left over for an Auntie hat if I choose to make one!