Friday, December 4, 2009

Handknit Spotted In The Wild!

The boy on the left is my son's oldest friend.  They've been in school together since they were 2 yrs. old, even through a couple of moves.  Through sheer coincidence they were in the same Montessori preschool in Alburquerque.  Then, it just so happened that both our family and his moved to N. California where they ended up in the same preschool again! They've been close friends ever since.  A couple of years ago, his mom asked me to knit a toque for him. 

Of course, I said I'd be thrilled to knit him a toque!  And then I got on-line to find out what a "toque" was.  I quickly learned that "toque" is Canadian-speak for what I would call a beanie.  So I dug in my stash for some Rowan RYC Cashsoft DK, and my size 6 needles, and knit up this hat.  It is loosely based on the London Beanie pattern. 

I've seen him wearing it every day this week so I brought my camera to school today.  It warms my knitter's heart to see him wearing it even as he's growing out of it a bit.  I think I know what his next gift is going to be...

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