Itty Bitty Caps for Caleb
Shortly after making six flap caps to donate to Caps for Caleb, I learned that my hats were earning some big donations for the cause. As far as I was concerned, that meant I needed to make some more hats. I dug through my stash, pulled out Itty Bitty Hats, and came up with a few little hats.
The Marshmallow Bonnet from Itty Bitty Hats out of Lion Brand Microspun.
Candy Cane from Itty Bitty Hats out of Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK (modeled by a ball of yarn–thanks, J!).
Some more Little Flap Caps (Cabin Fever #109) with a stripe instead of stranded pattern out of Brown Sheep NatureSpun Worsted. These are in University of Minnesota Duluth colors, so I’m hoping that they’ll catch an alum’s eye.
As I was digging through my little stash of yarn, I noticed a few skeins of yarn that could work really well for gift knitting this year. I may have to investigate further…
I also took a little time this week to mock up what will become a basic navy blouse (Butterick 4985).
I love the style of this blouse! The sleeves are really cute, and the finished version will have a short collar with ties. However, I’m not so sure about the fit. I think it looks great from the front, and I plan to add about an inch of length so that the hem hits where the raw edge is hitting me right now. I can’t make up my mind about the back, though.
I don’t know if you can tell from this photo, but I’ve got quite a bit of extra room in the mid-back section. I’m not sure where and how much I’d like to take it in, as I’m not working with a stretch fabric and want some room to move. These decisions may have to wait until next weekend when my mom will be here visiting.