Thursday, January 26, 2006

I've got to bring some color back into my knitting


I've been sort of a knitting funk lately. I'm coming out of it as I do have some projects that must be done (the deadline is April so I have plenty of time to procrastinate, waste time and surf pattern ideas). I have some socks on needles. But in the past three weeks I've been hung up on white hats for the hospital. My mom gave me the yarn for the hats trying to rid herself of some of her stash so I really can't complain, but I'll tell you that bag for the hospital looks mighty pale. Maybe this week I'll knit up a zippy yellow one. The nursery often will ask for no green or yellow hats (they seem to prefer white, pink or blue), but I figure that with a nice lacy pattern, or a basketweave pattern yellow or green should be just fine (especially lace). Youngest boy came home with a white hat, girl child came home with a pink and white hat, I could have cared less about the color, I was touched that someone actually knit the hat that the babies wore home for the hospital. I think that it's fun to knit the hats. I've yet to see one of my hats on a baby, but then again, I rarely have the opportunity to see newborn babies nowadays.

3 comments:

Shelley said...

Those little hats are precious! I wonder why the hospitals don't want yellow or green hats? What difference does it really make?

Heather said...

Cheri! Those are the most BEAUTIFUL baby hats ever!
I agree with Shelly. It shouldn't matter what color the hats are, they should be grateful for the generosity and time the knitter donated. Maybe they're worried some colors will make the babies look sickly? ;)

Anyway, they're fabulous. Knit on....

Sharon J said...

Those hats are just so delicious! As you say, I'm sure the parents of the tiny babies are going to be thrilled that somebody took the time to knit such beautiful little hats, regardless of colour. Our local hospital are happy to take any colour although they do prefer pastel shades (including lilac and peach). Actually, my baby hat bag is looking pretty lame right now (just two hats in there) so I'm going to cast on a new one right now (even though I have a dodgy arm)! ~Sharon