I can almost hardly believe that it is the second last week of March and we are expecting yet another winter storm!! The snow is lovely and white and all but I am so ready for blossoms and grass and bikes and chalk on driveways! In the meantime I picked up a knitting book. I admit it was a beginners book for kids and it has been grand. I had no idea I could actually tackle making a hat! I've made lots of dishcloths and blankets but nothing too interesting and certainly nothing that you could wear. When I saw the pattern in the book I knew I could do it. The instructions were simple and easy to follow and voila:
It was so much fun to make these. I think it really drove home to me the meaningfulness of handmade gifts. As I made them I thought about the kids and different memories and then of course there was the anticipation of their response to their new hat. Emma-Lyn's was just priceless. She grabbed it right up and rubbed it against her cheek and told me she loved it and proceeded to wear it the rest of the morning--in the house. Nate was all excited and threw the hat on his head and went tearing down the hallway to show it off to his big brother and sister. I still have to make Sean's, he'd like a black hat and I need to go buy the yarn for it. Maybe tomorrow we'll have to venture out for yarn before the latest storm blows in.