Yarn Along 9/14/11

I finished the green pair of longies a few days ago and decided to work on a new hat for the baby's first wear.  I ended up using the lovely Ginny's Newborn Hat with a Touch of Lace.  Thank you, Ginny!  This was my first attempt at anything with a pattern and I LOVE it.  It made me so happy to see the little lace detail emerge as I knitted and I can't wait to see this on my little one's head.  I chose a white cotton yarn to work with.  I love white on babies.  In fact, I love white anywhere.  It really is my favorite color.  I wish it were possible to find wool in a pure white, but I haven't had any luck yet.  I did change the pattern a bit and made the hat using only 63 stitches.  I always have a problem with newborn hats being too big on my newborns and when I initially tried the original pattern, I was pretty sure that it would be too large for a baby of mine.  I also eliminated the round 7, 8, 16 and 17 in the decrease section because with the smaller size I didn't want it to end up too cone-shaped.  When it was done, I decided to make sure that this one wouldn't end up being too small...so I knit another one!  I told you I really enjoyed doing the lace work!  For this one I moved one size up and cast on with 72 stitches.  This way, I know one of them will fit that first day and if it's the smaller, I'll have another one for the wee one to grow into.

I think my next project will have to be a sweater but I have yet to really fall for any particular pattern.

I'm still working on Life of Christ and will be for a while.  I haven't opened up anything new for me this week, though we've spent lots of time with the homeschooling books and reading books with my David. 

You can check out the rest of the Yarn Along over at Ginny's!


  1. Try knit picks for white wool :) I love white too- and off white :p
    The hats look darling!

  2. Beautiful white lace newborn (and 3-6 mo) hats. :) I love them!


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