Pattern: Garter Ear Flap Hat
Needles: 5mm (US 8)
Notes: I am so happy with the Berroco Tuscan Tweed, it’s really won me over. I used about half the skein of Tuscan Tweed in ‘Cherries’, a plummy wine red. The light blue and white tweed flecks provide the tweed, even though describing a deep red yarn with light blue and white flecks sounds pretty dreadful. The blue bits seem to actually work a little magic trick – you can barely see them, but they create a cool undertone to the whole colourway. It’s so subtle and consistent you aren’t even really aware of the flecks themselves, just the depth that they offer in this tweedy loveliness.
We had gorgeous weather this past weekend. Hardly any need for coats, and he didn’t even really need the hat. But he wouldn’t be the first baby forced to wear hand knits for a photo op! He was happy though:
And drooling! He has six teeth so far, and more are coming in. I so wanted him to stay my little baby for a bit longer, but he is absolutely huge (wearing 18-24 months clothing sizes) and almost walking. In 3 weeks, he will be one year old. I am very familiar with the old adage “it goes so fast!” but oh, how bittersweet the truth of it.
Here’s a shot I snapped one chilly morning last week on the way to kindergarten and daycare, and I just love the look on his happy little face:
This is part of the Tuscan Tweed KAL. Normally I’m sane enough to remember I have no time for KALs, but I felt like a little one-skein project was surely so small I could squeeze it in. I have half a skein left, I’m thinking some little mittens to match!