"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but set about remdying them--every day begin the task anew." (St. Francis de Sales)
Hat #1 for our friends who had twin boys on Dec. 26 is done. I used the Huck's Baby Hat (free) pattern from Jimmy Bean's Wool, casting 55 stitches on size 5 doublepointed needles with some Lion Brand cashmere I got on clearance for $4 a skein last Thanksgiving in Lexington, Kentucky. I made it 6 inches, as the pattern called for, but it seems a bit long on this model (a doll given to Sam last night from his friend Mari.) I assume the twins will be a bit bigger, and it will stretch wider and not have so much extra at the top.
The next one is going to be red with a white stripe. Does anyone know how to make it so I don't have those little white "dashes" in the purl part of the rib where I start the white stripe? Mom?
I'm only making three resolutions this year: to start working out again, to go to church more regularly and to blog more regularly at the National Catholic Reporter blog. Oh, and to be a more patient wife and mother. I always do that one.