I’ve stopped going into campus regularly, and am almost entirely working from home these last few weeks leading up to the munchkin’s arrival. Though I do try to actually accomplish worky-work every day, I sometimes get a bit distracted by making things for the munchkin when I’m home.
Case in point: the hat I’m knitting in the above photo. I decided awhile back that I absolutely had to knit a pumpkin hat for my little Thanksgiving baby to wear home from the hospital, but I had no suitable yarn (orange just isn’t a color I use very often). Thankfully, Danielle came to the rescue, and sent me a ball of Knitpicks Stroll in the appropriately-named “Pumpkin” color. The yarn arrived last week, and I didn’t waste any time casting on. I finished yesterday after an unintentional knitting marathon (like I said, I get distracted!):
I know I could’ve made it look even more “pumpkin”-ish had I made the stockinette columns wider than the purl columns, but I was more worried about making sure the hat would fit our munchkin’s head, so went with the very stretchy 2×2 rib of the Cosset pattern I’d used for the other baby hat I knit. By switching to green yarn just before the i-cord stem, and then improvising a leaf, I think I still got a pretty pumpkin-ish looking hat.
I can’t wait to bring our little munchkin home in this hat!