Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What Happened To Hippie Blue?

Saturday past, Hippie Blue was given to my niece.  It was her first glimpse of the sweater.  She was even afraid to try it on in case it didn't fit.  With one arm in the sweater, she said  " Oh Wow!  This sleeve  is  the perfect length."  Off to a good start.

In the end, everything fit. The bust, the waist,  the length, and most importantly - the hips. (Blog details explaining the tailoring to create the perfect fit are here. )

She loved it.  And I loved that she loved it.  Maybe she'll ask for another.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Morgan, Meet Peter

The day after the great hat give-away where the young ones scrambled for their favourite H 2-0 Hat, Fred and I visited son #2 at his big city condo.   I presented him with his 'Morgan.'

 He liked it  and it fit.  Can't ask for more than that.  Lady of Spain liked it as well - always a good thing  -  and even recognized that it was not your ordinary knit.  "That must have been very complicated to knit," she said in her beautiful Spanish accent, which gives the word complicated an exotic rendering by placing a  strong emphasis on the middle syllable. Lovely to listen to.
Very stylish you look, Peter.  Wear it in good health.

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Great Hat Give-Away

Saturday.  The great hat give-away was sure fun.  In all, I knit nine of the H2-0 Hats and three cowls. All except two hats were taken.  I addition, I almost lost my Talbot Trail Shawl. 
I had to jump in quickly to retrieve it from the pile. 

Here is the fun.
 Niece Christie, with boyfriend Noah in the background.  Sister Katie with her back to the camera.

 Nieces Andrea - she's wearing Hippie Blue -  and her sister Kim.

 Noah being funny. Wearing a cowl and  the pink hat  that Christie chose. 

 Christie with her pink hat.

 Friend Molly chose the light coloured hat.

Noah's head is a big bigger than the H2-0 pattern allows for, it would seem.

  Guess he'll get a specially fit knit soon.

It was great fun to see them all so appreciative about getting a hand-knit hat.  I was a double winner - triple actually.  I used up tons of stash yarn, had the enjoyment  of knitting the hats, and the great fun of giving them away.