I have been so excited to participate in the virtual baby shower for Ginny hosted by Tracey and am just a little behind the times in getting the gift finished. I am working on a Baby Amanda Hat, which is one of my all time favorite hats for little ones (there's an adult version too but I've never yet knit it for myself). I am using Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool in a colorway of purples and fuschia. I love this hat knit in variegated yarns so even though I was thinking I should make stick to natural colors (I know it's Ginny's favorite) I just love this bright and bold girly color. Congratulations, Ginny, a new baby girl is so delightful! I wish many blessings on you and your family upon your sweet ones arrival.
This week I finished my hitchhiker. I think the fact that stripes go from wide to narrow highlights the asymmetry of the pattern. I love it. When I am finished with making the baby hat I am still thinking of a Kiddy Vertebrae for Millie in the blue cotton. I'm not sure about the yardage so I'm weighing my options. Have any of you knit that pattern before? It's tricky yardage-wise because it's written for like every single yarn weight imaginable and I don't know if I trust the yardage estimate given that is the same regardless of yarn weight. My yarn is a heavy fingering and so. And so, we'll see.
I am nearing the end of both my books: My Antonia by Willa Cather and Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. The writing of both books is stellar and beautiful but I am entranced by Gilead. It is soothing and beautiful and sorrowful and joyful. If you haven't read it, I hope you will find a copy and settle into it.
Happy making and reading to you, my friends and happy baby shower, Ginny!
Linking up to the Yarn Along party.