I did finish one of my "Go with the Flow" socks, but haven't taken a photo yet - lately my feet have been too hot!! And I didn't immediately cast on for the second sock, so my summer of socks is starting to lag a bit. But it is for a good cause. My mom's mom is currently going through radiation / chemo treatments for breast cancer and has lost her hair. I wanted to make her a hat - mom said that Gram preferred hats with a brim, as opposed to a beanie style. If there ever was a time I wish I could crochet, this would be it! We're going to see my grandparents on Sunday (hopefully) at a family function, so I made it my mission this week to knit up some choices for Gram.
First, I tried the Chicknits Bucket Hat. I don't for sure what size Gram's head is so I am hoping the fit is okay - it's snug on me, but I've got super thick hair...
Then I tried the Floppy Brim Chemo Cap
I'm not crazy-happy about either of them. I think Gram will be pleased with the thought behind the hat even if she doesn't like either of the actual hats. These hats were also touch because I wanted them to be soft...
Yesterday on ravelry, I found the Witterings hat which looks perfect! But I don't think that I could possible knit that in time for Sunday. And as yarn options go - I think I would be using either Caron Simply Soft (in a grey and white, which I'm not 100% okay with - wouldn't it be drab?) or Classic Elite Flash (in Clementine - an orange / yellow mix...don't know that gram would dig those colors). So I decided to stick with the two I've got and then started working on a baby hat - those go quick! I'll be finished tonight!
And how in the world did I suddenly get to a queue that is 4 pages?!?!?! That's 94 projects! And that's just things I've come across online / on ravelry / not all the books!! Wow.
Jackson has been enjoying summer with me around. He's quite content to lounge on the couch:
or keeps watch at the window for bunnies and birds and chipmunks that taunt him: