My wonderful husband said I could order from KnitPicks again, so I did, and haunted the FedEx website daily to track the progress of the package. My needles arrived on Wednesday!! I ordered some of these:
They’re perfect for making smaller things in circles, like hats! I am so excited to make a bunch of hats for the kids for Christmas.
Bran wants a stocking hat:
Clicking the picture will take you to the pattern.
I’m thinking white, burgundy, and darkish blue.
Ciara and Nia haven’t decided yet, but I think they’d look cute in one of these:
by Katie Ahlquist on Ravelry.com
by Postscriptlove on Ravelry.com
by ilikelemons on Ravelry.com
by minhers on Ravelry.com
by Kirsten Kapur on Ravelry.com
by crankyalyson on Ravelry.com
When I learn to do colorwork really well, I’ve GOT to make this one for Bran:
by myjewelthief on Ravelry.com
Would he not just die of happiness??
If John would wear it, I would make him this:
Seaman’s cap by helloyarn on Ravelry.com
And as for me, am I a hat person? I really have no idea. I’d like to be! I’ve never worn one in my life, really. But I would love to have a massive collection of hand-knit hats and I hope when I make one for myself, it looks decent! Here’s some of my favorites from Ravelry.com:
cool ponytail hat by Blake Ehrlich
slouchy hat by turtlegirl76
“Gretel” by Ysolda Teague
Newsboy cap by raschi
flower cloche by Mac7
beautiful entrelac hat by myyarns
Well, I could go on for days. We haven’t even covered adorable baby hats yet. But this post is getting really long. Let me just take a second to say that Ravelry.com is THE best website on the planet for anyone who loves knitting, crocheting, spinning, or just loves to drool over patterns, yarn, and beautiful designs. It’s free to join and SO much fun. There’s thousands of free patterns on there and about 500,000 nice folks in this gigantic fiber-lovin’ community.
So, to sum up: I have needles now that are perfect for hats! Yay! I hope I can get at least one for each of my children done for Christmas or sooner. We’re going to try to make nearly all of the Christmas/birthday presents this year.