Yay you for finally finding something to do with the fabulous red Yarn Least Likely To Be Purchased By Ann. I remember the day you bought it, and how I was thinking we really must be on the verge of a nervous breakdown if the Queen o ‘Brown Tweed was stocking up on gold-wrapped red handpaint. I don’t know if you recall, but I spoke to you very slowly and quietly after that. “Ann. Sweetie? Love your purchase. That gold-wrapping feature is real hard to find in the Jamieson’s range. Yes. Why don’ t you have a little lie-down now?”
Speaking of knitting red for adorable babies from China, guess where my Baby Bjorn is right this very minute?
It’s in China. The old rugged Baby Bjorn is making its fourth round trip to escort friend Laurie home with her second daughter, beautiful Zoe, little sis of Julia. If Baby Bjorns were eligible for frequent-flyer upgrades, ours would be sipping champagne in First Class. I defy you to show me a Baby Bjorn with better patina. This one’s career spans Carrie, Joseph, Julia, Rose, Taro, Jamie, and now Zoe. And it’s still going strong.
What’s Up With the Charity Knitting Dude?
Lately it seems like I’ve been doing more charity knitting. Sometimes I go months and months without knitting a thing for charity, and then the urge hits me. For me, knitting is primarily about fun. It’s about pleasure and indulgence, embarrassing my children, and amassing as many Unconnected Sweater Parts as possible. But sometimes a charity project really moves me. Or I feel like knitting a whole bunch of the same item because I just WANT to. (Or I need to get rid of that voice in my head that sounds a lot like Norma.) That’s where the charity knitting comes in handy.
Like for example the 16 hats for Dulaan. Would you believe I am still grooving on knitting hats? Would you believe I have no friends or relations currently accepting hats? Would you believe that afghans for Afghans has just issued a call for 100 baby hats and baby sox by April 28, for a midwife project in Afghanistan? Read about it here. This suits me just fine. I am definitely going to make a few more, teenier, hats. I may even get crazy and ramp up a small teeny-sock operation. I do own that fabulous book about socks and how to make them Soar on Two Circular Needles. I do have 2 brand-new Size 2 Addis. I just feel like it. The unconnected sweater parts, they will always be with us. They can sit through a few more hats.
Anyhoo, there have been a few requests for the crazy Corrugated Dulaan Hat pattern. So I wrote it up. Here it is. Enjoy, and everybody please let me know if there are any bugs in it.
“Mom. Tell me this hat’s not for me.”