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Reality check

Over the weekend I came to the conclusion that Baby Bubbles simply was not going to be done in a reasonable amount of time to be of any use to my new baby nephew.  Faced with the fact that I’m supposed to meet the little one for the first time this coming weekend, I did what any sensible knitter would do – I cast on for a hat:

It’s the Candy Cane hat from Itty-Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson, a book I received this holiday season from Andrew’s parents.  The book is chock-full of wonderfully adorable baby hats, which should come in handy in the coming years.  After all, I’m fairly certain that this won’t be the last time I become an uncle…  given that I have five younger sisters…

Well, as you can see from the previous photograph, I decided not to stick with the pattern’s namesake red and white stripes and instead choose to use a chestnut brown, spring green and teal color combination.  I love the way the colors look together and I’ve been thinking that I may just have to make myself a hat in the same colors.

Unfortunately, I foolishly decided that this project might be a good time to try out a jogless stripe technique.  Why?  I don’t know.  But I do know that I was so very wrong:

The stripes would probably have looked better without it.  Oh well.  Live and learn.

Anyway, the best part of the project is that it is knitting up fast; so, I may just not show up empty-handed this weekend…  even if the hat ends up too big for the intended recipient…  it will fit eventually…  hopefully during some of the colder months of the year…