The Greatest Compliment to a Knitter
You'll remember (or not!) a hat I made for my nephew back in 2008 when my brother was PCSing (military-speak for moving) to Colorado from North Carolina.
My brother's wife emailed me to say that she had meant to ask, but felt kind of bad asking, if I could make him a new one.
Now I don't know what happened to the first one and if I had to guess I'd say he probably lost it. Which, as the mother of two boys myself, I totally understand.
I was totally flattered that he loved the first one so much that he wanted a second one. How could I refuse a request like that?
Well, and let's be real: a knit hat is easy to re-knit for someone. Now if it had been some kind of fair isle sweater or an intricate lace shawl, I probably would have said I was too busy!
This was right before the birth of Baby Sister and I figured I'd have time to knit a bunch of stuff being on maternity leave.
Um, well here I am going into week 9 of maternity leave (it's going by too fast!!!) and I finally finished it last week.
Pattern: Jackyll and Hide
Yarn: Red Heart Sport Plus (yes, it's Red Heart, but this type is very soft--I was pleasantly surprised!)
Needles: I believe I used US 6's on this.
Notes: Again, this was another easy knit. I had to stop and pay close attention at the eye holes since those were a little tricky. Well, not really. They seemed a little tricky if you over-think them. If you just relax and go with what the pattern tells you to do, they turn out great.
I popped this in the mail late last week and hopefully it's arrived in Colorado by now. I hope he likes the second one as much as the first one!