According to Leah, January's CED theme is "Play" for those of us who've joined her Creative Every Day challenge. Well, I've been playing with yarn and the header of my blog. The latter, which you can see above, is a from a photo that Dick took last year of a witch hazel bush in our neighborhood. It blooms faithfully every January and serves as a great reminder that spring is indeed the next season, hurrah!
My Hat Creation
But, it was Catherine who provided the necessary "yarn push" when she phoned to say she needed two pairs of booties "right away" for a couple of baby showers. Thus began my yarn "play." The first pair was in my stash of partially finished booties, and I forgot to get a photo of them for May and Kris's challenge. Oh well. I found some cute baby boy-yarn at my LYS and thought there'd be enough for booties and a hat, so I modified a favorite hat pattern to include the same stitch as the booties. Maybe one day I'll even create my own pattern, who knows?
Just today Catherine provided a link to a slide show from her November trip to Africa for her work. I was struck by the beautiful fabric in the women's clothing and couldn't help thinking how much fun it would be to have some to play with! Hmmmm, maybe I'll put in a request since she's headed that way again on Saturday..... Check it out, and you'll see what I mean!
Addendum for Suze: The bootie pattern is from a Leisure Arts book called Booties to Knit and Crochet. The yarn is a fingering weight from Rozetti called Baby Dots. The hat pattern is one I've adapted from a class I took from Lauren Lindemann who has a cool shop in downtown Seattle called So Much Yarn.