After the the major upset of my beloved little New Year’s Day sock not fitting, I decided I needed a quick fix and knit up this quick little hat for my friend Bryan on Saturday night. Good thing, too, because it was about the ONLY productive thing I did on Saturday. (Besides take 2 naps.)
Bryan is an awesome friend and totally appreciates my knitting (partly because he is confounded by it, I think) and so I love knitting for him, because he is soooo appreciative. He’s one of the few non-knitters I’ll knit for. We stayed up a bit too late one night a couple weeks ago and sketched out some plans for some Life Aquatic-inspired hats, so I’ll be casting on for those soon, as soon as I can track down some Mmmmmalabrigo… (Sadly, none of the yarn shops by me carry it!).
So! I also got my first cross-stitch project framed last week! I had originally intended this to be a Christmas present for “Tank” (that’s what we’re calling him now, btw… either that or “Mr T”) TWO YEARS AGO, but once I was finished I got so freaked out by the high cost of framing it that it just languished in our spare room — unframed and unloved. Until now! (I scored a 60% off coupon for Jo-Ann Framing in the newspaper… but it still cost an arm & a leg. I don’t get it. It’s just wood, glass, and paper, right?? What exactly are we paying for?)
Anyway! Isn’t it cute???
(And 100% true!)
I had actually seen this in a Better Homes & Garden magazine and ordered if THE NEXT DAY. I had never cross-stitched before, but this was just soooo cute (and true!) that I knew I had to have it. It was pretty fun to do, and didn’t take all that long (couple months?), and I really only screwed up once (won’t show you where).
But knitting is still my true love. I mean, an FO in 2 hours? Can’t beat that.