Baby hat
Monday August 07th 2017, 10:29 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Knitting a Gift,Wildlife

The beta went home tonight to the family that loves it best–and I will miss watching those beautiful blue-black fins and tail swishing through the water towards my hand as I drop a speck of fish food into its tank. It had a little rock cave to hide out in with a few aquatic plants attached but when I called softly to it it would come out of there and greet me.

Who knew such a tiny thing could be so charming?

Maybe they’ll go on vacation again sometime.

And then I finished knitting this. Maybe. I had been planning to add more to it–but I really like it as is, even with that edge not blocked yet.

Shepherd’s Worsted yarn from Lorna’s Laces. The colorway was a doodle, a one-off that was in a gift bag at a post-TNNA party held at Green Planet. The pattern was a doodle, too, five repeats of a short simple lace followed by ~6″ of stockinette and then decreasing and out.

5 Comments so far
Leave a comment

Yes, finished. It’s perfect. Love the pattern, colors, all of it. So maybe you need your own beta?

Comment by DebbieR 08.08.17 @ 5:31 am

Really love this hat! So sweet. I agree with Debbie – maybe it’s time to get a beta of your very own. As fish go, they are fairly easy to take care of and very pretty to watch, and if it brings you joy … ~chris

Comment by chris 08.08.17 @ 7:37 am

Beautiful — you are so talented!

Comment by Barbara Collins 08.09.17 @ 4:38 am

Great concept – calling the pattern a doodle. I’ve doodled several hats for a warm hats project in town lately. And the colorways were doodles, too, from a gift bag just as yours was.

Comment by twinsetellen 08.09.17 @ 11:55 am

Love it!! The color makes the hat!

Comment by Patricia A Schwarz 08.09.17 @ 4:39 pm

Leave a comment
Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>