Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Keep those Pumpkins Warm

This past weekend I was thankful for many things- safe cars, cupcakes with plastic rings nestled into a mound of phoney icing on top, health (which is likely to deteriorate at top speed if I continue to eat aforementioned things at the rate I do), family, friends, food, people that knit... and hats that looks like seasonal produce.

Above it all though, I am thankful that I have a mother who can knit such things.

Not only am I thankful for all of her mad knitting skills, but also that she has passed along (some of) her knitterly abilities to me. Oh, how thankful I am.

The details? (I am also thankful for details)

Yarn- Smart by Sandnesgarn.
Pattern- Patrick's Pumpkin Hat by Fiber Trends
Needles- I don't know (since I didn't make it- my mom did, in case I had you confused)... but I can make a sort-of-educated guess. 3.5mm-4mm double points? (If we're lucky, she'll let us know in the comments)

So, she might have been a little on the skimpy side when knitting for this beast, but I'm sure we can find a deserving little pumpkin for this hat. Especially since I happened to notice that we got our first decent frost when I walked up Yonge Street to pick up a carton of milk this morning.

We best be keeping those pumpkins warm.

They need to make it to Hallowe'en yet.


Anonymous said...

hmmm..think i used 3.75 mm dp needles for this....I didn't do the green top...which is very cute..I was so keen to cast off...that I just kept going with the can do a leafy top thing.

how bout' I knit them for the staff at mary's!

sorry...too busy.

Anonymous said...

LOVE this hat, Lynn and Mary. Our moms passed on a great skill and love by teaching us to knit. THANK YOU. (I would like to see the staff at mary's wearing them - but Lynn's should be pink).

Anonymous said...

A-dor-a-ble!! LOVE this hat and wish I could knit well enough to do it for the grandkiddies.


Anonymous said...

So cute lynn and mom. I think Harvey is best suited and sized for this.

Phyllis, I have complete faith you can knit this. No doubts.