Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Chasing the 'birds' already......

On our previous family trip to England, Teddy was only 4. He was fascinated with all the sites of London: The Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Tower Bridge, etc, etc. He made the most wonderful scrapbook of our trip.

This trip, we got both he AND Matthew scrapbooks, Matthew being 4 now and able to appreciate the sites too.

And what did they want to do? Chase the pigeons. That's all!The boy's a blur, but you can still make out the smile of mischief.

And so to today's knitting content. I made the boys hats for Christmas (Santa got them all the good stuff). I'd been wanting to knit Koolhaas for the longest time. In fact since about a week after the magazine it was published in went off the shelves. I finally bought it on the Interweave website late last year.

I made one for Teddy's teacher for Christmas and then I made one for whichever of my boys it would fit. That would be Matthew.After finishing this sucker, I want it to be a REALLY long time before I tackle this pattern again. I managed without a cable needle for 2 of the 3(?) cables in the pattern, but I just couldn't get one of them and boy, does that slow you down.

So Teddy got this wonderfully plain ribbed hat instead.Again with the 'matchy and yet not'. While I was knitting them, I kept trying them on the boys and saying I was knitting them for other little boys - they're used to me not knitting for them, so didn't question that at all. They were so surprised and delighted with the hats when they opened their gifts at Christmas, it was really quite touching.

And just because I can, here's another pic of them both together.

The yarn used is Rowan's Cashmerino Aran. It's been in my stash forever, originally intended to make a sweater for one of the boys. Well, this is what you get for marinating boys sweater yarn while they grow so big - not enough for a sweater! I do have enough for a couple of scarves though - wide ribbed that is!

Happy Tuesday :0)


turtlegirl76 said...

So cute! I almost made Koolhaus thid last year but I took one look at the pattern and I knew it wasn't going to go as fast as I was hoping for. So I nixed it. Maybe when I can give myself more time. The boys look GREAT in their hats!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

I hear you on the Koolhaas....having just knit two of them this holiday season! Ugh.

But look how cute the boys are in their hats!! Love love love!!!

Love the chasing birds...too cute! Hugs :)

Bezzie said...

Ha ha! Love their hats!

And hey, I'm in my 30s and I may chase pigeons in the park on my lunchbreak. ;-)

cupcakefaerie said...

Such handsome young men in their beautiful handknit hats!

I'm with you on the Koolhaas...once is enough. That IGK tricked me into it. :) I love the way it turns out and I'm glad I did it, but never again.

Zonda said...

Love the hats! Seems they like them that way too! What fun to chase the pigeons!

Zonda said...

Oh, yeah, the Koolhaus, the darn thing is too small for me, and I so don't see me knitting another one any time soon either ;)