So I completed and delivered a bunch of hats to an organization that works with the homeless:
This is a pattern I would not have looked at twice at had I not seen my friend Sarah’s totally adorable version in real life — so thank you, Sarah! I used Knit Picks Swish — I had ordered the color (marine heather, a sort of teal-y blue) online a long time ago for something else, but when it arrived, it wasn’t what I had expected and didn’t work for that project. It turned out to be perfect for this project. Funny how that goes… As far as the eyes, the pattern calls for a perfectly executed circular chain embroidery stitch, which I was not confident I could pull off as expertly as Sarah did. So I did a little searching and decided to instead do the crochet eyes from this pattern, complimented with bobbles that I use on my hats. It worked out well.
Meanwhile, I started on a new doll quilt using more scraps that my friend gave me:
I’m just kind of winging it, trying to make one of those scrappy looking brick quilts that I love so much.
Finally, I finished the MOST amazing book and I feel compelled to tell everyone about it. It’s called The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It is in my all-time top 10 list — and I read a lot so that’s really saying something!