Proof of Concept

You know that your friends have accepted that you do the whole blog thing when they send you shots of your knitting in action, complete with disclaimer saying it’s ok to use them on the site.  Isn’t living in the future cool?  Digital cameras and email and blogs and countless other bits of impressive technology all working seamlessly together in the service of knitting.  The world is looking up.

Fingers crossed it helps keep their coffee hot long enough to drink it!  They’ve got two energetic kiddos, so I’m sure the caffeine comes in handy.

And you guys totally rock.  The wee hats are selling briskly.  I’ll be able to send a nice check off to the Food Bank (or, you know, click the button on their website, not actually mail a paper check–have to keep up that living in the future thing).  I’m going to send the first donation in January (I figure they get lots of donations in December, and could maybe use some extra help in January too).  You guys are awesome for helping me do this!

Festoon

So…you guys like the tiny hats.  First, I feel it necessary to tell you that you can totally make these up on your own.  Really you can, I have total confidence in you.  But lots of folks sent me messages asking how to do it, so I went ahead and wrote up the pattern.  Well, first I made three more hats, and then I wrote up the pattern giving instructions for all seven variations.  But, I’d feel a little bit shady taking money for something so tiny, so I’ve decided that all the proceeds from the sale of this pattern will go to the Cleveland Food Bank.  They could use the help, especially this year, and this seems like a nice way to give back a bit.

The pattern is called Festoon, and it’s over on ravelry right now if you want to whip some up for your own tree (you’ve still got plenty of time, each hat only takes about an hour).

I don’t have a pic of all 7 hats together (I mailed the first batch off before I realized I’d write the pattern, and didn’t want to reknit them all just for a photo).  So you’ll have to settle for a group shot of the first 4 and individual shots of the 3 new ones.