Feb 24, 2012

A Beanie for Mark

During our woods hike over the weekend, Mark donned the beanie that I knitted for him with the special yarn sent to me by Wei Siew late last year.  



If you recall, during the holidays, I was kind of obsessed with beanies, knitting this one and this one and this one



But as Mark pointed out, I hadn't knit one for him so I dove into my stash, and I knew right away that this special yarn would be perfect for him.  I love that it's spun from New Zealand sheep and that it was chosen just for me by a very special friend!





He loved it instantly and repeatedly tells me how incredibly warm it is (not that we've had a particularly cold winter).  The pattern is my Xavier Beanie and it was nice to see how well it worked without stripes, too.  Hope you all get to enjoy a little nature this weekend!


Sorry, kids, but I couldn't resist posting this photo!

17 comments:

  1. You two are so adorable! The beanie is absolutely perfect for him! Lovely work as always.

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  2. lol, these photos always come with a disclaimer to our kids, eh? so funny and so cute....

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  3. hahahha I can hear your kids now :)
    Looks great on him!

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  4. You have to embarass you kids, it is the job of every parent. I love all the beanies your have been knitting as of late.

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  5. Great beanie--great picture of the two of you!
    *smiles*

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  6. I love how top down hats let you try it on, but I just hate knitting them! Yours looks awesome!

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  7. that beanie is awesome- so classic! that last photo of the two of you is so cute.

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  8. Great beanie--looks like another nice walk in the woods!

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  9. Yep! ! !
    Looking GREAT ! ! !
    hugs
    Gerry

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  10. what a great hat! i think i'll have to try your pattern. since knitting hubby's mitts, i think a hat and scarf for him might just be in order, too! thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. I'm so glad that yarn came in handy. It looks very good on Mark.

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  12. PS: I also nominated you (again) for Versatile Blogger award.

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  13. If my homework load wasn't so heavy, I'd definitely go out and explore this weekend, it's still pretty nice here. But alas, school comes first. That is a very simple, yet amazing (and warm looking) beanie!

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  14. I love the toque, really nice. I think I am going to knit a toque this week...just to get warmed up for knitting something bigger!

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  15. Great hat! My husband has been asking for a hat, this might be it!

    And I love your photo, so funny!

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  16. Love the urban pose...LOL! Sweet how he loves your knitting and wanted a beanie.

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