Wednesday, November 08, 2006

noggin warmers

There seem to be babies popping up everywhere, and this time around I think I understand the size of a newborn head. So a series of hats simply had to be knit, based on the hat from Debbie Bliss' Baby Knits. I first made this hat before Sadie was born and she still has a few years left of wear in it - it was that big! I love the shape and it's an easy project...even when there are five of them to make. One of the mothers is having twins, so I also finished a special hat just for her, Louisa Harding's Flora Hat. Moms need recognition too.

I was surprised recently when I found a new Debbie Bliss book, Simply Baby, that was just like Baby Knits in terms of level and amount of cute patterns, but this book is half the price! Somehow seeing a $14.95 sticker meant I had to have it, as though this was some fantastic deal for a girl with more pattern books than is ever going to be necessary. If I didn't have hobbies I would be a rich woman.

Which reminds me of the other photos. This is my new knitting bag which I picked up during my week off. It's by Shinzi Katoh, and I couldn't resist. The fabric is so charming and I have quickly learned that the flat open design is great for knitting projects. I'm too scared to look through his other designs because I may not have enough reserve. As it is I'm thinking of this bag as a Christmas gift to myself.



jd said... [Reply to comment]

Those hats are sweet. Love the bag. Did you buy it in Toronto or order it online?

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

ditto jd! (i have already chosen the bag for me!)

samlamb said... [Reply to comment]

Hey jd, Tracy -

I did get the bag in Toronto, at a little shop called Polka Dot Kids. They don't have a website and only stock a few at a time, but wow are the bags fun. I'd love to see more in person, but there must be a distributor somewhere...if I find out I'll pass it along.

elizabooth said... [Reply to comment]

I'm totally ordering a bag online. They're all so awesome!

Love the hats too. So many babies.

jd said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks thanks thanks! I'm going to check out that shop this week.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

thanks. i am going to take a chance at ordering one on-line. their prices seem really resonable. (or am i reading that wrong??)

Kristina said... [Reply to comment]

What an amazing bag!!!!!! I need it ;o)