I haven't the faintest idea where that expression comes from and it's 90 degrees F here as I write so I don't need any warming. But needless to say, I'm pleased.
The picture on the left is my grandson about 4 years ago and the picture on the right is his little friend who has a Peppa Pig themed birthday party coming up next weekend. He passed along the Peppa Pig sweater I made him and it looks like it is in good shape still.
You know how many times you give yourself a B+ and wish you had done something differently? Well, this time it was the drop shoulder. I should have done a fitted sleeve or a raglan. Those little 3 year old shoulders are just too small. O well. Live and learn.
Our knitting guild is participating in a challenge where we knit 2 hats for charity per week ending up with 104 hats to donate for the year. There are 9 people participating and many of us have done lots more than 2 per week so I imagine we'll end up with close to 1,000 hats. They'll go to the charity of each person's choice. There is a needy elementary school near where we hold our meetings so that's where mine will go. So far I have 110 hats but haven't photo'ed them yet. Last winter when it was so blasted cold I just stayed in and knit my little heart out. It got kind of addictive and felt good to be getting that yarn stash down a little. I found I could knit about 9 hats from one cone, so the stash is still there. I mostly used the yellow hat pattern with the doubled brim, free on the right side of the blog in case you are interested. I did pom poms on all just because I like them. Some members have made ear flap hats, some have made doubled so that there are 4 layers over the ears when the brim is folded up. I just made sure the area over the ears was at least doubled. Otherwise, they are useless in our extreme winter climate.
So that's all until next time. I hope to take a picture of those hats one of these days...