Passing the days with stitching and knitting. I’m way past due for some new glasses so I find myself knitting more than stitching lately and the chilly weather we’ve had turns my mind toward knitting as well.
The design I’m stitching is Colonial Welcome from Little House Needleworks. I’m personalizing this as a Jane Austen Sampler. I’ve added a date and plan to re-stitch the initials to CM and HT (hint, hint) you should be able to tell which novel from those clues.
I used this pattern for the hats. I eliminated the knitted rib (changed to all purl between cables) for the white and red hat and reworked the decrease rows a bit. The white hat is on the small size so I’ll be passing that on to a little girl I know, I didn’t skimp on the ribbing of the red one so I think it will fit okay.
Kellen has requested a bright blue one like the green hat so I’ll be knitting this pattern at least one more time.
January has flown so far, although some days feel like they’ll never end…..I hope 2012 has been good to you!