Monday, October 01, 2007

They might be pirates

Last week I finished a very quick hat for the boy.

Pattern: Skull Hat, by Knit Two Together
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino in Brown and Green
Needles: Size 7 addis
Started: September 26
Finished: September 28

This pattern is based on the We Call Them Pirates, which I've wanted to knit since forever. I love the worsted weight version. So. Much. Easier. I do want to knit another out of something less scritchy than the Patons, but first, I need to knit the Girl a sweater. The poor thing took a washcloth I knit, put it over her chest and said, "thank you for knitting me a sweater". Man talk about guilt. I knit the boy two sweaters in a row, it's her turn.

I cast on for another Wallaby in pink (Knitpicks Swish in Ballerina) stash yarn and it's going super quickly.

Yesterday we went apple picking, and the Boy wore his new wallaby:

I love fall.


Blogger Julie said...

Awww, he looks great in his new sweater :)

12:37 PM  
Blogger Nichole said...

Great pic of the boy in his Wallaby! :) He looks so cozy and ready for fall...
Now knit that girl a sweater so she won't be dressing all hoochy with a dishcloth covering her assets at such a young age... LOL!

1:20 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

The boy looks so great! A perfect fall photo (even for those of us still in denial...) =-D

5:39 PM  
Blogger SecretSockPal said...

Wow! Yours is the first Skull Hat I've seen in the wild. It looks great. Thanks for knitting my pattern and I hope that you enjoyed it.

10:03 PM  
Blogger SleepyEyes said...

Wowza!!! Look at that awesome hat!!! Make me one, Mommy Jackie!! And the Wallaby is fantastic! Is it big? Just right? You may be knitting another one next year....right along with me! LOL!

1:15 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

Great hat. And, yes she does need a sweater. Maybe two.

10:42 PM  
Blogger Susan Ripley said...


My name is Susan Ripley and I apologize if you have already received this message from myself or an associate. I am gathering knitting and crochet patterns for the 2009 Pattern-A-Day Calendars from Accord Publishing. I am contacting you today in the hopes that you will submit a pattern or hang the attached flyer somewhere in your store or post it to your website / BLOG /pod cast to let your customers and friends know about the design contest and the chance to get their designs published. You could also email the flyer if you have a mailing list. Patterns are accepted from individuals, shops, charities and yarn companies. There are no restrictions and the patterns can also be something that is currently being distributed for free. You maintain all ownership – you just give us permission to print and distribute.

Some of the yarn shops that have worked with us in the past have also offered fun pattern design/writing classes. This is a great way to get customers into your store while taking advantage of this great contest. $500 will be awarded as First place for both calendars; there are also 2nd and 3rd place prizes; and all contributors whose patterns are used will receive a 2009 calendar.

In addition, it can be great advertising. Every pattern you submit will have a credit to the designer along with a link to their website or blog. If you are a yarn company or store, your store name is listed as well as the designer’s name.

Please go to our website at and learn more about the submission requirements and our contest. The contest deadline is December 15th, 2007. If you have any questions, please contact me and I will gladly answer your questions. If your email program stripped the PDF, you can download the flyer at

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PS> love the hat!

Susan Ripley, Creative Director

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1:54 PM  
Blogger LMardenNH said...

Uh, I don't remember the hat being purple - is this a second one? Either way, it is tres cool.

8:33 PM  

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