Here’s the cute knitting project that I’ve been working on this week: a giraffe baby hat!
It’s at the request of a friend of Jonathan’s, so no one I personally know, but I thought the idea too cute to pass up. Here is the original inspiration photo, and here is a pattern I sort-of followed.
Since I wasn’t sure whether she wanted a newborn sized hat, or something a little longer lasting, I’ve made two, although the second one is still awaiting seaming and spotifying (with duplicate stitch).
To be honest, I have not been enjoying this project at all. The knitting part was fine – really fast, since the pieces are small – but I hate, hate, hate sewing things together, and after Bruno, I made an agreement with myself not to knit any more projects that require so much seaming. I don’t regret agreeing to this, since it’s for a good cause and the result is so adorable, but I’m dragging my feet, so it’s a little bit slow going trying to get it all together.
However, the good news: Bruno feels a natural affinity with this particular project, since both he and it involve so darn much sewing.