Just a quick check-in for now...I am busy designing and knitting a Mongolian inspired hat for my little guy. He's been working on a fourth grade research paper on Mongolia, so of course, I am working on a new hat for him to wear during his oral presentation—makes perfect sense right?...I think so...it is so important to be properly attired after all. The rest of the world may look at me like I'm crazy when they hear me say that my son is doing a report and therefore, I have to knit a hat, but I know you understand.
To tell the truth, I did a little inner dance of joy when he told me which Asian country he had decided on—these people love wool and color!...wool clothes, even wool houses, and the hats—oh my goodness—even the horses have colorful hats with fun things like antlers and all sorts of embellishments—so fun!...plus, did you know that the Mongolian people have been credited with inventing applique?...I didn't...like I said, there is a lot to love here! Anyway, back to the hat—actually the idea for it and for others like it have been rolling around in my head for awhile, and I've been chomping at the bit to have an excuse to start playing around (you know how things get moved to the back burner, well this is definitely a back burner design), but now...yay!...let's hear it for grade school social studies! No pics to share yet, and I'm not even sure that this first hat will be anything too exciting—I am designing as I go and I am up against a deadline—he has to present on Friday or Monday (nothing like waiting to the last minute—great mom modeling here), but I'll be sure to share some images if I get it done in time.
Oh, this is kind of weird and wonderful—I just got an email from Amazon telling me that because I've bought knitting books in the past (and how!) they thought I might like this new title—funny, that!