Mew, not MULE! And a bunny.

I’m so excited to have finished a pair of socks – it feels like forever! I started these socks back in September and kindof just lost steam with them. But they are done (and I immediately cast on for “Lenore”). For whatever reason I’m having trouble saying “Bartholomew’s Socks” – in my head I keep hearing “Bartholomule’s socks” Oh well. I’m still in love with Cat Bordhi’s New Pathways book and will keep knitting socks from there, but I’m going to take a break from it. I want to get the book spiral bound to make it lay flat a bit easier.
Bartholomew Socks #1
They are quite comfy, the heel is snug, and I’m looking forward to wearing them.

Also finished is the “Bunny Tails” hat from “Itty Bitty Knits” – I didn’t do the tail, and honestly didn’t really like this hat until I added the bits of ribbon at the base of the ears. That little touch really made a world of difference.
Bunny Hat
The yarn is Lousia Harding Kashmir Aran DK – I didn’t quite use up the whole skein to make the 0-6 months size, and I have one more ball. Nice to knit with.

Today while trying to clip Lorelai’s nails I nicked her thumb – not fun! Can’t really put a band-aid on it… the way she usually holds her hands is the thumb inside her fist, so there’s pressure applied. We head to the Drs tonight for a check up and a full set of shots. That should be interesting – hopefully it will be smooth.

"Itty Bitty" Snowman

My first FO for 2008! It’s the Snowman hat from “Itty Bitty Hats” – I used stash yarns (black – red heart, white – caron simply soft, red – debbie bliss merino dk, orange – kitchen cotton).
Snowman Hat
You might not notice it as modeled by Elvis the dcuk, but it’s really tall. I either mismeasured or misread something. Oh well, it’s still kinda cute / funny! Lorelai is still undecided.
It's a little big
Maybe it's ok

Candy Cane Hats

I am one of those people that just cannot do Christmas prior to Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and I want to enjoy fall and Halloween and Thanksgiving first, thank you very much. This year though I have to make an exception, given that I may or may not have had the baby by then. So, to be prepared, I made and finished two Candy Cane hats from “Itty Bitty Hats” – which is a great book! I didn’t intend to make two – I made the newborn size and it just looks so tiny! It’s a quick enough knit, that I made the next size up (0-3 months) and that seems a little better. Hopefully my kiddo won’t arrive with a head much bigger than that!
Candy Cane Hats

And since I have the two hats, I am certain not one person who knows me would be surprised to see a photo of Jackson and the baby in matching hats.
Jackson in a candy cane hat