It was my Mum's birthday yesterday, and since I was coming home for the Easter weekend, i decided to knit he a little present. Shes been complaining for ages about having a very boring hat for dog walking in the winter, and if you remember, I managed to accidentally buy some very nice, but purple, Debbie Bliss Realto Aran yarn when I was attempting to buy navy.
I decided to make the Who? hat. Since my yarn was aran weight and the pattern calls for worsted, I knitted the child size, and it came out perfectly sized. And it was very much appreciated as the yarn is soft and lucious as well as being very warm, perfect for a hat.
Mum seems to like it. It's lovely being home, I had a couple of friends over today for the afternoon, and we had an indoor picnic with Pimms (very British) and it was great to catch up with people I haven't seen in ages. Then my Mum and I went to Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker (the ballet) which was fantastic. The costumes were gorgeous and the dancing was amazing (not that I know much about ballet).
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