new year, new hat
or so i had hoped. but unfortunately, this lady detective hat from knit 2 together is too big. i have a feeling this isn't uncommon due to the suggestion at the end of the pattern to add a grosgrain ribbon the circumfrence of your head inside the hat to make it smaller. and sadly, the vintage buckle i had picked out doesn't match well enough. but i won't be giving up. if the grosgrain doesn't work it is either into the wash for a felt job (75% wool, 25% silk should felt right?) or frogged to be re-knit on smaller needles. i was a bit sad, i love this hat (i love that is has a slight crocheted look to it) and was so sad it wouldn't make it's debut tonight.
as for new years, i am making myself chicken and dumplings for dinner and croissant bread pudding for dessert. just myself, although i may pop by a friends party later in the evening. i have been sick for over a week now and may not be able to stay up until midnight though!
thanks for all the well wishes and compliments on my kitty pic. those 2 aren't quite as small anymore (that picture was taken a month ago). they are super busy and a little too intrigued with all things food. quite the handful at the time being but i know that they will grow out of some of this in time (although things will probably get worse before better!). thankfully they are little cuddle bugs (one is on my lap as i type) so when i have them snuggled up (on my face of course) i forgive their naughtiness. :)
happy new year everyone! i did not keep my resolution from last year (to master the art of the french macaron so i'll just take that one with me into 2007 along with knitting a sweater for myself (it's about time!).
gotta go, two kitties are currently on one of my shelves batting around a little glass vase. lovely. cheers!