There seems to be an awful lot of pink around The Big Blue House lately. I made a pink hat for Lily. One of Addie’s friends at school just had a baby girl born at their house. One of my husband’s cousins is having a girl. And a charity asked if I wouldn’t mind making a hat for a baby that is associated with their organization. So I’m breaking out the girly stash yarn (and some new yarn) to make up a batch of pink hats.
Lily wasn’t the most willing model for these shots. I know she loves her hat since she wears it everywhere she goes. She’s still at the age where almost anything that Mommy makes for her is cool. She just doesn’t want her picture taken. I tried to get some outside shots, but the days are definitely getting shorter and it was dark before we could get any pictures tonight.
Photographing a moving target is harder than it looks!
Pattern: Wisteria Waves Silk Merino Beanie from 101 Luxury One Skein Wonders.
Yarn: Three Irish Girls Kells Sport Merino in Cosmos
Modifications: I thought the hat needed something a little more. I was going to make a long floppy tail on top, but my husband suggested knitting a leaf. I whipped out some green worsted weight from my stash and knit up a leaf. Otherwise the patten was knit as written. After I blocked the hat, it came out quite a bit larger than I wanted. It sort of flopped onto Lily’s head. I’m sure it would have fit a large adult head. I threw the hat into the dryer for a few minutes and it came out perfectly.
I did learn a little tip from a podcast I was listening to. The hat had 4 lace rows interspersed with plain knit rows. I took 4 index cards and wrote out one line of the lace pattern on each card. That way I didn’t have to carry the book around with me and I could just flip a card over when I was done. I didn’t worry about loosing my place! I tend to watch tv while I’m knitting, so loosing my place is pretty common even on simple repeat rows. Now as long as I don’t loose the cards…
Lily decided to be camera shy.
Grilled venison tenderloin, sliced
1/2 onion, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 clove minced garlic
wild rice, prepared
This is what we had for dinner tonight. I would have taken a picture for the blog, but there wasn’t anything left! Everyone devoured the food. It was a great way to use up the leftover venison and wild rice that was in our fridge.
I sauteed the onions, green pepper and garlic in a pan on top of the stove. As the onions were getting caramelized, I added the venison to heat through. Serve on tortillas with wild rice, cheese and salsa inside the shell.