One of the reasons I decided to start blogging is my impending grandmother-hood. I'm looking forward to it, since I was sure it would never happen. As excited as I am, this is NOT a hint to our other grownup offspring. I think it's rather pathetic when parents try to get their kids to procreate--Hurry! Get knocked up NOW so I can one-up all my other friends before they have grandchildren! Not my style.
Knitting-wise, I've finished three items for Upcoming Grandchild--monster booties, a blanket, and this hat:
While I love the booties and the blanket, this hat is my favorite. Why? Because I made up the pattern all by myself! Yes, in addition to a being a blogger, I am now a designer. I know--one hat and one blog ain't much to hang your credentials on, but you gotta start somewhere. I have made up patterns for socks, but I've never released any 'real' patterns, just basic info about what I did. I'm posting the photo so I will get off my lazy (and admittedly chicken) butt and finish writing up the pattern.
I know some big-time designers have gotten hate-mail about patterns they've released, and I do not understand getting all psycho about a knitting pattern. The phrase, "get a life," comes to mind. This is way nicer than, "are you *$&^#*% kidding me?" But neither is a good response to somebody who's flipping out about a pattern you slaved over. So I'm going to work on the pattern and do my best to make sure it is easy to understand and mistake-free. I'm also hoping this post will motivate me to get the work done by next week. This is my pinky-swear to you: I will post the pattern instructions for this hat BY NEXT WEEK, no matter how vulnerable it makes me feel. I also promise not to get all Sally Field on you, but I do hope you like the hat.
In the meantime, I might do a little housekeeping on my blog. I follow a million other blogs, so I think it's time to do some rotating on the blog roll, maybe slap on a fresh coat of paint, add some new doodads, take out some old ones. Stay tuned.