Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Oops...I Did It Again!
So, after my sister-in-law, CammyK of FreckledFarm, bragged all about this "I look good" hat that I made her at Christmas ... I started thinking... hmmm, would her darling daughter who is about to turn 11 years old enjoy having one just like her mom? YES! was the answer... same color... just a smidge smaller.
I made the trek to NW Wools to purchase some yummy yarn. I ended up running into the designer of the "ILG" hat, Judy. I got to ask her help in making it a bit smaller... and then told her about all the fuss about her "ILG" hat. (She said if anyone was interested in the pattern they could send a $10 check made out to "NW Wools" to: Northwest Wools, attn Judy Smitke, 3524 SW Troy, Portland , OR 97219.)
I just love this yarn! It is sooo soft! and soooo beautiful! Debbie Bliss in Alpaca Silk. You need two skeins for this pattern. I'm using an off white color. It is truly a luxury yarn... and I think it is as much of the attraction to this "ILG" hat as the pattern. Okay, so I really think I am becoming a yarn snob.
Grace's birthday isn't until March 13th, but I couldn't help myself... I wrapped up the "ILG" hat (in a little drawstring bag I made from the extra fabric I had used to wrap the box that I gave CammyK her hat at Christmas... can't you just see me giggling over my thriftiness and creativity!).. and sent it on it's way. I can't wait to see a photo of mother and daughter in their "we look good" hats!
So, I've decided it's time for Sheri to start "looking good" so I picked out a baby pink color in the same yarn to make my very own "I look good" hat... I'm wondering if I could make a whole wardrobe out of it... well, at least maybe a bathing suit?