I didn’t blog this because it was under wraps as a birthday surprise, but the cat is out of the bag now.
I am very nearly almost finished crocheting the experimental “sampler” scarf I started three weeks ago. By which I mean I’m almost out of purple yarn!
But last week, I realized I had the perfect all-natural ball of wool sitting around from a knitting project Elisheva abandoned (you may recognize it as the same yarn used for this Rosh Hashanah ram craft) and realized it would make a perfect… umm… purse? Carry-all? For Sara’s birthday.
I pulled it out of its hiding place and threw it on my hook and just over 24 hours later, ran out of yarn with a wonky rectangle of crocheted fabric in front of me. Not exactly a purse. Or a carry-all. Or even a hanky pocket.
But I noticed it was vaguely hat (or skirt)-shaped, so I stitched it up with the remaining yarn (I hadn’t quite run out) and ended up with a hat that, according to Elisheva, out local knit-goods expert, wasn’t quite DEEP enough to go over anyone’s ears. So I borrowed a skein of a contrasting but similarly-weighted merino from my mother to create… a hat! With a tassel! More of a fez, really.
It’s warm and comfy, but not TOO warm, because it’s crocheted and holey!
The shirt she’s wearing, by the way, is her favourite, I think: a Beatles Yellow Submarine shirt that I bought her for her 12th birthday (?) at one of those kiosks that were everywhere in those days. It says SARA in the back in red-velvet Cooper iron-on lettering. She’s got a long-sleeved shirt underneath, making it adaptable for any season. I just wish every gift could be so perfect!