Monday, January 31, 2011

Week 3: Go, Pack, Go!

That's right, The Pack is going to the Superbowl. Now, I admit, I not a Wisconsin native (though we've been here 6 years now!) and I'm a lackadaisical football fan. However, living in Wisconsin, the excitement surrounding the Superbowl game on Sunday  is infectious. I actually saw a report on the news about the stock of Packers' clothing and accessories at the local Target and Dick's Sporting Goods stores. The report ended with some reassurances--stores will be getting more shirts delivered sometime this week. I love it!  To commemorate this momentous occasion in Packers' history, I'm making baby Packers hat.  It's going out to friends who no longer live in the great state of Wisconsin.  Their one year old son (who has a 20 inch head by the way!) is an Illinois native, but his blood runs green and gold!

Go, Pack, Go!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Week 2: It's Muppetational!

Well, I did it!  I was a little skeptical when I started knitting this. The hat/body itself was fine, but when I knit up the eyes, and nose, they looked pretty weird--until I stitched them in place. Then it was like magic!  From hat to muppet in a couple of moments. 

It was a little bit like a Mr. Potato Head project though.  Choosing the kind of eyes, nose and hair to put on. 

Squeaker was happy to model though. I made a larger size on this hat so that he can wear it for a while.

 You may or may not notice Squeaker's outfit--I call it his baby leisure suit.  And it has this weird Elvis like collar, so sometimes he's baby Elvis. It has this animal on one side and it says "Baby Bear," but I would swear that the little critter-thing is a mouse. Huh. Baby clothes are nothing if not interesting!

Here's the pattern link:
I checked it and it should work. The penguin hat link was being funny, but I think I fixed that too.

Go dance your cares away, worries for another day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Week 2: What do ZZ Top and Connie Stevens have in common?

They both have muppet parodies--ZZ Top actually has a musical number--The group is "Over the Top" and the song is "The ZZ Blues."  The video is pretty cute. It is my dream to have my own muppet version of myself--I wonder what it would look like?  I need to hurry up and do something famous enough to warrant that kind of honor.

Since I probably won't ever have my own muppet...I decided to do the next best thing--knit a muppet hat!  I'm starting it today. I envision blue, big nose--maybe red?--crazy ears, crazier eyebrows, and some awesome hair. How can it not be adorable? 

Stay warm folks--it's a balmy 25 degrees here.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Week 1: Holy Cuteness Batman!

Wow. Sometimes I amaze myself. I can't believe that I :
A. Made a hat this cute.
B. Made a baby this cute.

Here is the pattern listing:

Oooh, I wonder what hat will be next?  Stay tuned to find out!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Week 1: Penguin Awareness Day

Did you know....January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day? I decided to celebrate this day by starting work on hat number 1: A penguin hat, complete with wings that serve as ear flaps. Too cute. I started knitting it in the car on the way to Chicago to see Jim Henson's Fantastic World at the Museum of Science and Industry. It was so great, I got some knitting done and I got to introduce the Squeaker to the wonderful world of Muppets! I hope to have the hat done today, pictures to follow!

Stay warm!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Week 1: The intro

Here's the premise:

A hat a week, every week for a year. Simple idea, probably a lot of work. Right before my baby was born I developed a burning need to knit him something to wear home from the hospital. As I latched onto this idea only days before I was due, a sweater was to involved, but a hat was just right! I made him a sweet little pumpkin hat and my obsession with adorable baby hats was born right along with my cute little squeaking model.

Since the pumpkin hat, I have made an acorn, a hunter's cap, a Christmas tree, and a badger hat. The Squeaker is nothing if not fashionably dressed.

So we begin week one. I'm probably crazy, trying to knit 52 hats in the next year while among other things:
1. Raising a baby
2. Going back to work
3. Remodeling a kitchen
4. (*Hopefully*) Selling a house

Hey, I still maintain that it will be better (and cheaper!) than therapy!

May the knitting begin!