Saturday, April 26, 2008

Rosette Baby Bonnet

Pattern: Valley Yarns #200 April in December (pattern available for download at Webs)
Yarn: Southwick Valley Yarns (52% Pima Cotton - 48% Bamboo
Needles: Size 4 circular

Before I tell you about the bonnet, if you haven't read Brileyknits yet, please do so as he is having a bloganniversy contest that expires this Monday. Please tell him I sent you in his direction as he is awarding points for doing so.

Also, please wish Briley/Brian a Happy Birthday! Today is his "big day" and I hope he finds a lot of craft time. I know he was going to a sale at his LYS.
The bonnet was so much fun to knit. It's been completed for awhile. The sweater is almost done with just one more sleeve to attach and buttons to sew down the front. You'd think I'd get myself in forward gear and complete it but I continue to be in a knitting slump. The yarn is incredibly soft and great to knit with.

Tomorrow, I am catching up to my co-worker and fellow knitter who is visiting family about 3 hrs. from here. We will then proceed to "Webs" and catch up to Brian/Briley for yarn shopping/lunch and see the yarnharlot at Webs and the Calvin Theater which has a seating capacity of over 1,000. Can you imagine an event with that many knitters! What fun it will be. Stephanie is on her book signing tour and as of yesterday, was stranded in Chicago due to bad weather. I think the weather probably will be cooperative today and let her continue on her journey. If you don't read the Yarn Harlot's blog, she is so very funny. She appeared at my LYS about 3 years ago but has since become so well-known that she is now going only to the larger knitting markets. Vermont has difficulty attracting anything that many of you may take for granted because of the low population of our state.
I'll post when I return with lots of pictures. I wish you could all be there.

Happy Knitting!


  1. The bonnet is adorable. Maybe the Yarn Harlot will bring you out of you slump! Have fun at Webs.

  2. Ohhh can't wait to read your blow by blow of your fibery excursions!

    Love the bonnet, can't wait to see the sweater!

  3. The bonnet is beautiful! You did a wonderful job. Have a great time at Webs!

  4. Have a safe trip and a FANTASTIC time!! Can't wait to hear all the detais and see all the pics!

    Also can't wait to see that sweater finished, the cap is just adorable!!

    I have faith that between a trip to WEBS, a visit with Brian and seeing the Yarn Harlot - you WILL be revitalized!

    No more slump, no more slump, no more slump.

  5. what a pretty bonnet. Enjoy Webs again. sigh maybe one of these days mom and I can hit the road and follow the trail of yarn stores

  6. So pretty-I stopped by Briley's page good luck in winning :)

  7. I'm finally getting caught up on blogs the last week of blogs! Thank you so much for the Birthday wishes! The baby rosette ensemble is precious.