As the title suggests, I didn't do any paper crafting this week. Yes, I still have that long list of things I want to make, and I do plan on making them. But maybe later.
On Sunday, while talking with my sister and her husband, Ken (who are expecting twins!), I have decided that instead of making the usual baby blanket - they are receiving WAY TOO many of those - I am going to make their girls winter hats. Well, I think they are both girls; they aren't telling anyone and it's driving me CRAZY!!!! I had a dream (before Anne told me that she was pregnant) that she was pregnant with twin girls.
I'm probably completely wrong about that because none of my dreams ever came true - like the one where I was competing in the 200 meter dash at my grade school field day, and I started to fly (it was amazing!) - but I'm sticking to my dream.
Anyhoo. So I went to work this week on making a hat. I got a crochet book from my dear friend, Heather. And I tried my hardest to follow the pattern; really, I did. I guess my brain can't translate crochet language, so it turned out WAY bigger than the 3-6 month head that it was supposed to be. It would have fit me! So I undid most of it, and just figured it out as I went along. Here is what I made:
I made this one for Isabel, since I didn't want to give my first one away, in case it didn't turn out. But I think it is beautiful! It's a bit large for Isabel now, but it's for the winter, so I think it will fit her perfectly in 6 months. I'll just have to make the top of the hat a few inches smaller to fit Ken and Anne's children.
But I love the pom-poms, and they were easier to make than I thought! I showed Ken and Anne the hat last night, and they seemed to like it. Maybe I'll do it in different colours - I'll have to ask them about that. But I guess ivory is a good colour for either sex, right?