Today is Canada Day and it's Canada's 148th birthday. You can read more about how Canada Day came about here. As dh is contracted out to a factory and they can't shut down the big mills mid-week, so they are celebrating Canada Day on Friday; he gets a nice long weekend, which I think is better.
I have a couple of small finishes for my Yarn Along post this week.
I made another baby hat for Hannah (dh's co-worker's baby), this time a slightly bigger size; I love how it came out so pretty:
I also made a soft toy using this pattern:
Now please remember I only started knitting the middle of March of this year. I have a long way to go before I can really say I am a knitter, but for my first attempt this wasn't bad. I used 100% cotton yarn and this is the father size. I need to practice my hand finishing as that leaves a lot to be desired.
Angie at The Knitting Basket made a great suggestion at the Tuesday Knit and Stitch to knit my next one on smaller needles so it is a tighter weave, and that way you don't see the stuffing. So instead of using US# 6, I will probably use US# 4 or 4.5.
I printed out the pattern and you will need pages 1 through 20 for the body and pages 2 through 9 for the hat. It is super simple to follow, I had no problems and it is a pretty quick and easy knit. I am going to try it with some worsted yarn in a smaller size and in purple for Our Little Princess as that is her favourite colour.
The blue and yellow one I am going to give to Our Little Munchkin, as it reminds me of a Smurf and the blue food colouring "incident"! Do you remember that? If not you can read about it here.
I am not reading any books at the moment, just too busy with other things.
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