Monday, August 3, 2009

Rediscovered favorite past time

I started taking a knitting class back in the spring of 2006.  I was hooked from the very beginning.  I wouldn't say I was naturally great at it, but I really worked at it.  I also had a great teacher with a wicked sense of humor who nicknamed me "big stitch." I wish I was kidding.  For a time, I was obsessed with yarn and needles, buying both in quantity.  I remember asking my best friend if she thought I could live by a certain budget and her response was "It depends if you're going to keep knitting."  Seriously. Obsessed.

After I got pregnant, I found that I didn't have that much time or energy to knit anymore. Poor Piglet had only a measly three hats and one sweater knit by me when he was born.  There's a blanket I've been working on for him since he was conceived. I'm hoping to finish it before he leaves for college.  Even then, no promises.  

The day before our transfer, I took the time to pull out my favorite knitting books along with some of my favorite skeins of yarn.  I wasn't sure what I was going to knit but I knew I wanted to start a new project.  

Last week the receptionist at my clinic did me a huge service by recognizing how important it was to me that Dr. Dreamy do my procedure and it was she that really started the whole ball rolling to correct the situation.  I felt so grateful to her, I've been brainstorming a way to show her my gratitude.  She is expecting her first baby, a little girl, at the end of August.  I thought I might get her a cute outfit at J.anie and Jack or a giftcard to Babies R Us.  

Then I remembered I have the best pattern for the perfect baby hat.  I usually finish it just with a pom pon at the top, but since I have time on my hands, thought I'd try to knit a little flower embellishment.  

Turned out pretty cute, didn't it?  :)  It's not perfect (especially the flowers) so don't look too closely!  It took me less than a day from start to finish and I put it down several times to you know, eat and sleep.  I hope she likes it.  I loved knitting this as a way to show my true gratitude to Chelsea for her help and kindness last week.  


Ang said...

Nice work! Totally adorable! I am sure she will love it. Almost makes me want to find my needles and finish that scarf I started 6 years ago... :)

Jess said...

Absolutely adorable...I keep thinking I'd like to take it up again

Eileen said...

OMG I love that hat! I wish I could knit like that! What a thoughtful gift. I know they will really appreciate the thought and hard work that went into creating it.

Anonymous said...

You've done a GREAT job on that hat! Way to make a knitting teacher proud. It's really sweet and your nurse is going to flip for it. And, just so you know, I always thought Big Stitch was a proper noun and thus worthy of capital letters.

Happy Knitting!


Carrie said...

I almost don't believe you made that!!! I am so impressed, Lady. :) NICE work.

I am attempting to pull myself out of the bed rest blues by teaching myself to crochet. I just bought a book, but now that I am on stricter bed rest :( my mom will have to go buy a hook and some yarn for me.

Thinking of you and the embabies growing away!

Cameron said...

Super super cute hat! I sort of crochet and bought myself 8 zillion skeins of awesome Italian yarn when I lived over there. I should either start crocheting again or learn to knit or sell all my yarn!

Sarah said...

Love the hat! Thinking of you and hoping all is well. xo

Marketing Mama said...

That is gorgeous, I'm so impressed! I'm sure she'll love it. The flower is a really nice touch!