Thursday, April 19, 2012

Res Completa: Doodie

My dear friend Stephanie and I met on Craigslist in 2004 when we were both looking for a roommate and/or apartment at the same time, and had both independently rejected every disgusting studio in our price range, as well as every person/group looking to fill a room (I don't believe everyone in San Francisco is a huge weirdo, but that year every single one seemed to have a spare room in their apartment). It was fate, really -- I found her ad immediately after she posted it and, though we were both a little wary, we met at a coffee shop blind-date style and instantaneously bonded over her really cool purse and the fact that we had almost identical, meticulously organized binders with all the other Craigslist ads we had both rejected. Fast forward to 8 years later and we're still good friends, both now married to the guys we were dating when we first met, I've got a baby, and she'll have one, too, this July. (Not sure why I thought you needed all that backstory, but I've had a lot of coffee this morning and am feeling chatty.)

Any knitting outside the secret-for-publication variety has really taken a back seat lately, but I forced myself to make time for a little something for her baby shower last weekend. I've enjoyed (immensely) both making and using everything I've made for Daniel from Wee Woolly Toppers, so to Wee Woolly Toppers I went once again.



Pattern: Doodie, from Wee Woolly Toppers
Yarn: Tess' Designer Yarns Fine Cashmere, almost exactly half a skein (~123 yards)
Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) circs



Doodie is a slouchy, rasta-style hat for baby and is quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen. The bobble at the end just kills me. The yarn made me really happy for the entirety of the knitting, too, and it'll be so nice and soft for Steph's little guy's noggin.



I made the size Medium (for a 16" head, I believe), so it's a bit small as shown on my little model, who is not only a year old now (?!) but also has a giant (still bald) head.



In case you were wondering, those are indeed Christmas pajamas Daniel is wearing, and, indeed, it is the middle of April. Hey, they're really good quality pj's and they still fit him, ok? I would have changed him for the photoshoot, but the lucky combination of his good mood, the morning's decent light, and the fact that he was distracted enough by the vaporizer water tank (fully cooled) to not want to rip off the hat every five seconds probably wasn't going to happen again and I had to strike while the iron was hot.

9 comments:

Jodi said...

Hey, I love the back story! Cute hat and even cuter baby. I'm sure Stephanie loves the handknit gift.

Aline said...

beautiful!

Nettie said...

It's so cute!! I miss little babies :( but not enough to have another one, lol!! I wanted to tell you that I love your newest design for Twist Collective!! You are a total knitting superstar!

peaknits said...

What a punkin! And a great hat too! And I think those are Hannah Andersson jammies, they are great all year!

agalandherdog said...

That's an adorable hat and even more adorable little man!

Eliza said...

so cute!! I love me some Wee Wooly Toppers! And we had those PJs too. I still look at a photo of Eamon from some non-Christmas season wearing them and think that it's Christmas. Confuses me every time...

Mr. Puffy said...

Daniel is just precious ~ what a little sweetheart. Such a good model for his mommy and that darling hat is scrumptious - she'll love it! PS I'm glad we caught you in a chatty mood :)

CanarySanctuary said...

I love a good backstory!
Love the hat, and it's nice to see the wee model's smile! Such a happy looking dude.
(It's a little known fact that water vapourizers are infinitely fascinating!)

jennifer said...

I thought I had already commented on this, but...what a darling Daniel is! I haven't checked in for such a long time; he's SOOOO big! But then, so is Ruby, so that makes sense! I've missed you in my absence from the blog world! Also, that hat is an adorable gift!