Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Simple Things

Last month when I went to my monthly MK group, I needed a quick, simple project.  I made up one red diaper cover there, that takes about 30 minutes.  So I worked on this hat.  It still didn't take up much time, LOL.  The yarn is Loops & Threads "Impeccable" in Sage Butter.  It's much softer than the brown I used for the football set.

The yarn has a slight touch of sheen, but of course, when I used the flash, it turned out too shiny.
It fits 0-3 months, I'll say.  It seems my ball is a little big for newborn heads, but is closer to three months (which I still think of as newborn, LOL).  This weighed in at 69 grams.  Those pompoms suck up a lot of yarn!  I'll add this one to my shop ($15), and if someone wants a matching diaper cover, they can let me know.

Yarn In:  20 354gr
Yarn Out:  69gr + 16 068gr = 16 137gr
Balance:  4217 gr more brought IN than out
Cost:  $1.49 per day

I don't think I can knit myself out of the stash surplus before the end of the year.  Even a MK baby blanket takes 230gr-300gr...that's about 17 baby blankets LOL.  Not happening!


lzbthmcmullen said...

Sooo cute, Tracy! I've been meaning to ask you: where did you get your hat sizing balls? I am thinking they would be a great thing for every knitter to have.

TracyKM said...

I went online and found out head sizes for babies, then took a tape measure to the craft store and measured some styrofoam balls. However, the next day I was at a dollar store and they had balls too...The ones at the craft store came wrapped in plastic which makes it easy to slide the hats on and off, but the plastic ripped quickly so I covered it with a bag. I need a better fitting bag though. You can also blow up balloons (but again, might be hard to slip hats on). I'd really like to get an infant doll, but trying to find one the right size at a decent price might be tough.

lzbthmcmullen said...

Thanks! Next time I get to the craft store I'll have to pick some up!

Marg Coe said...

That is so cute Tracy. I remember you working on this little gem. Keep up the great work.

lzbthmcmullen said...

Tracy, I just finished knitting your football hat. I wrote down how I did my decreases like you asked. My notes are here:

The first 2 pages are the pattern written out. The 3rd page is the pattern in note form. (like I would write it to knit from)