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been busy — hats!

Hello everyone!  I hope you’ve all been doing well.  I apologize for my little break in blogging — I’ve just been so caught up in some positive changes at work!  I do have some finished projects to share with you though, so here we go!

baby hat 2 for annaThis is a baby hat made for my coworker Anna — she’s having a baby in February and we’re having a shower for her this Friday!  This was done using KnitPicks Brava Bulky yarn and I used this hat pattern, which has different sizes available for any person’s head!

baby hat 1 for annaThis second baby hat is a highly improvised version of a design.  I don’t really like how it turned out but it does function the way I wanted it to — it’s really stretchy and can be rolled down to make it longer when Anna’s baby gets a bit bigger!  The yarn used for this one was I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby.

hat for uncle bruceThis is the third Giftie Slouchie Beanie I’ve made (they only take a few hours), and it’s for my Uncle Bruce, who has recently discovered that he has cancer.  It seems serious, but I haven’t been able to see him because he lives in Arkansas (which is a really long drive and I shouldn’t be taking off work yet, since I’m still a relatively new employee).  My parents have seen him and they said that he might like a hat to keep his head warm, since he’s losing some hair.  This hat was made with Berroco Vintage Chunky.

When my parents were in Arkansas recently, they also visited my Dad’s parents, who were incredibly generous and gave me this:

pianoIt’s an old Estey piano, and I believe my great-grandma bought it.  Now it just needs to be tuned!  I’m so happy to have a piano in my home — I took lessons for a long time when I aws younger and have started to miss playing.

That’s all for right now — there might be some big news coming, but we’ll have to wait and see for that!  Let me know how you all are doing since it’s been a while!

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. You’ve been busy, all three hats are really great. I love the one you made for your uncle especially, I think because of the cables 🙂 I’m sure it’ll be a very welcome gift, because he knows you made it with love. I hope you get to see him soon. x

  2. The hats are great, I may try making one for granddaughter who is due in March. The hat will mean a lot to your uncle, a very unique and caring gift.

  3. Lovely to hear from you again! Hope you’re enjoying your new job.

  4. The hats are very nice and I’m sure will be well appreciated.

  5. creative pixie says:

    Great little (and no so little) peoples hats.

  6. Big news eh? Ooooh!

  7. All of your hats are cute. I especially love the color of the first baby hat and the pattern in the hat for your Uncle. I pray that the cancer will leave him and he will have a full recovery. What a great gift from your grandparents. It looks to be in great condition. What’s the news??

    • Thank you very much! I really appreciate it. I’m afraid I can’t tell the news just yet — I need to wait until it’s finalized — but I’ll blog about it as soon as it happens!

  8. Great to hear from you. I’m sure all of the hats will be very welcome. Looking forward to your news 😉

  9. Woooow! a piano!!!! enjoy it 🙂
    I’m glad to hear from you again.
    Best wishes for your uncle.

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