After deciding to keep the blanket, I figured I had to knit something else for the baby shower. So I picked the Lacy Bonnet project from the “Knitting for Two” book and knit it up in one evening:
The pattern calls for Rowan Wool Cotton — a nice DK weight yarn, super soft and pretty. But you know the Murphy’s Law of yarn buying: you can never find the yarn that you are looking for, and if you do happen to find it, it’s always the wrong colour. So yes, apparently in all of the Lower Mainland, there are six balls of Rowan Wool Cotton and they are all pink. Instead, I used a single ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in a buttery yellow. It’s a little thicker than Wool Cotton, but it makes for a less flimsy bonnet, I think.
Now I’m wondering, should I add the big satin bow that the pattern specifies? Or maybe just go with an i-cord? The i-cord is likely more practical, eh? Here’s the original photo from Erika Knight’s book:
Now! To make matching booties…