finished E’s hat

I think she will love it, but of course, she is almost 6.  As far as writing the pattern down, I think it came out well enough to make that worthwhile, and it knit up very quickly.  So that is a weekend project.  I did remember to take photos of it!  I think the spiral rib is hard to see in these busy colors, I will try it again in colors that have less contrast.  The stitch is one I found in a sock book, the sock (made for niece N) showed the pattern better, so I will see what I can do to keep it fun but not too busy. The original sock pattern wasn’t striped, but the ones I made N were, and I like how they came out.  So, keep experimenting, it will work out. The braided I cord and pompoms are to celebrate being 6.  No beads in this hat, have to change it up for her, keep her interest!

Speaking of busy… this weekend I am going to tackle a few projects from the vacation list – it is supposed to be a beautiful weekend – and warm enough to swim, too.  I’ll be the one doing carpentry projects and yard work with my swimsuit on under my jeans, so I can hop into that pool if I get hot.  Won’t be too many more pool days, I know.  Nights are in the 40’s now… when I got in to scoop today, the water was definitely chilly. But the sun was warm, so it was still quite pleasant.

Saturday morning we head off to Bar Harbor to do the Down East Aids walk – a good cause, and not JUST because I am on the board.  🙂  It should be fun, if you are in the area, stop by and walk. We are meeting up at 9  near the Bar Harbor Inn, by the water.  Anyway, after that, we head to Ellsworth to shop in the “big” grocery store, and get all those environmentally friendly UNSCENTED things we can’t get locally.  Lots of fun.

E’s spiral ribbed striped cap

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