and more chilled
Abi has a new bonnet. It is not meant to be for her at all, it is the first thing I knitted with the intention of optimistically listing a few bits on etsy. But somehow my hands seem to know the size of her, and so despite aiming for a 6month ish size, I got abi size. And it suits her. And her aviatrix was never as warm as I would have liked (I will never buy debbie bliss again, always so disappointing) but I love the simplicity of this. If you would like a toddler size bonnet, cast on 12 on 5mms with chunky yarn. Inc 12 in every alt rd 3 or 4 times. Inc 6 in every alt round til you have 72 sts. Knit st back and forth, with 4 sts g st at beg and end of rs. When you get just past the ear, work some symmetrical short rows to the 10th, 15th, then 20th st on each side. Then change to 3.5mms (cos loose bonnets will flap in the wind) and k a couple rows g st and cast off. OK? if that makes no sense and you would like it written a bit more clearly I could do that. I was reading somewhere the other day that bonnets used to be so popular because it was believed they would prevent sticky-out ears. I feel a bit let down in my rosy-spec view of the past, I just thought it was cos they are sweet and easier to tie on. Hmm.
Here is a back of head/neck/little tuft of abi hair pic for my ma, cos I know she loves these ones...(and also shows increases!)
here is dan walking on a breakwater. he kept doing this which was quite scary. My friend aske him to get down at one v narrow bit cos he was making her feel edgy...he did make it look a bit dangerous.
The other day I bought this bit of crappy junk/cute little vintage basket, and dan said I should make it a lid. So I did! Turned out to be pretty straightforward.
And, most exciting sight to my eyes...childrens art stuff. We found this under dan's bed whilst sorting out his room together and now it is being loved again
Gotta love ikea.