|A child-size Falling Leaves Hat in "Bobby Blue" Malabrigo yarn-|
Happy Birthday Grace!
As I modified the Falling Leaves pattern for a child-size hat I was a bit worried that it was going to be too small. I was tempted to rip and re-knit, but I decided I better have someone try it on before I go that far. Hmmm, I wondered, how can I do that when my niece is in another state and the only "child" around here is taller than I am? Luckily, it was my turn to drive to school in the carpool this week, and I realized that the adorable 6th grader who rides with us is just about my niece's size. She tried it on and made me happy with two words, "It's perfect!"
I hope my niece will feel the same way, after all, she requested the hat and chose the color. If she is pleased with the hat, I won't have to feel like the mom in "Shades of Ray". I enjoyed this humorous movie so much as I finished the hat, that I tried to find a clip to share with you. No such luck, but I stopped knitting long enough to take a screen shot of this scene where the Mom presents Ray with a handknit hat (complete with crocheted flowers and a pom pom) which she just finished:
RAY: It's summer, Mom.
MOM: I know. Leave it on. It needs to break in.
I will always share any movies I find with funny fiber content. I'm just there for you that way!
Meanwhile, I hope you will check out some more finished objects destined to be appreciated by their recipients via FO Friday at Tami's Amis. It is well worth a visit, especially as Tami has even started her selling her own hand-dyed yarn. You can check it out here. Have a good weekend!