First, the hat I designed (or “unvented,” as Elizabeth Zimmerman used to say) to go along with the Not-a-Peapod sweater:
The two pieces are definitely not matchy-matchy, but I think they go well together.
(The “pattern” is on the FO’s page. I’m calling it the Blue Cabled Baby Hat, for obvious reasons.)
I made the set for my friends Alexis and James (and I gave it to James at work last night) for their first baby, an adorable two-month-old boy named Jaxon. That’s the same Jaxon who received one of the unpierced boobie hats I made this summer. And Alexis (finally) got me a photo of him wearing it. Check it out:
I’m hoping she’ll post or send me a photo of Jaxon in the new set in the next couple of days. After all, with nighttime temps dropping into the 30s and 40s this week, she won’t need to wait long for a chance to use it!
And the hat is bit and stretchy enough for use throughout the winter here. (In our part of Florida, winter ends in late February… sometimes earlier.)
Next up: a baby girl’s cardi for my friend Daysha’s littlest one.
On a non-knitting note: It’s the University of Florida’s homecoming this weekend, and I’ll be working all three nights. Wish me strength? Thanks. And Go, Gators!!
On a liberal note: Whew!