Sunday, April 22, 2007
I was looking at my iPhoto Library and noticed that the pictures from a CD my dad had given me last year were missing, so I decided to download them again. In my eternal desire to procrastinate on working on my Master's Thesis, (I spent most of yesterday on it.) I started browsing through them and realized something that I'd never noticed before. I had quite a few handknit sweaters when I was little. I know who made them--my aunt Marion. She was more of an artist than a knitter, but she really got me started with knitting and took me to my first yarn shop when I was in college. I've never considered myself to be that attractive, not ugly or even plain, just not that great. BUT I have to say, I was pretty darn cute when I was little, and I think I look so cozy in those little sweater. I know that I have the pattern for the little cream and red stocking cap. I might even have the sweater pattern too, I'll bet, since I have most of my aunt's pattern books. They're from the forties and fifties, and I wish that I'd taken better care of them. Oh well!
I have a friend at work who is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. They are having a "hat exchange" for her next week which I think is nice although I don't get the "exchange" part of it. I just want to give her a hat. I had some cashmere that I bought from Elan last year. It was really inexpensive, so I just bought it with no consideration for what I would turn it into. I think it makes a really pretty cap. I used the pattern from Headhuggers It was easy although I had to restart it at least three times because I didn't count right when knitting the lacey part. I'm nothing if not tenacious!