Thursday, August 16, 2012

So begins the fall knitting...

...or the episode in which Nicky gets a hat.

Someone has decided this week that naps are an unnecessary inconvenience in the schedule, and so has chosen to skip them. As a result, someone has not been in the best of moods (I'm not talking about myself, but I'm not doing so hot either). In desperation, I suggested yesterday afternoon that maybe we could go to the knitting store and pick out yarn for a hat (Turn a Square by Jared Flood). This suggestion was greeted with a most positive reaction, so off we went.

When greeted with a wall full of yarns of many many colors, he grabbed one skein of bright green, pulled it out, put it on his head, and said "Nicky wear it!" I didn't like his choice, and so tried to dissuade him (shame on me). There are some much more sedate blues and greys over here? Maybe you'd like this maroon? He stared at me for a beat, maybe two, put the skein he had in a strangle hold back on his head and said, more assertively and while glaring at me, "Nicky wear THIS one." Damn. Since the pattern calls for two yarns, I found something I hoped would go with the green he picked, bought the lot, and went home (but, sadly, not before he unleashed his destructive power on the shop, yanking down samples and pulling yarn from the middle of a display so the whole thing tumbled down).

After an evening spent in the usual way (cooking, cleaning, laundry), I settled down to cast on the hat. Knowing he would likely remember the whole experience in the morning and want his hat, I was determined to finish it before I went to sleep. I was close, and got up early this morning and finished it. So here's my little dude, modeling his hat, knit with yarn he picked. He'd better not get used to overnight turnover...




2 comments:

Juliana said...

That looks to be his Auntie Juli's favorite color. Good choice!

Jo said...

It's very handsome, mamacita.