I wish it were Sunday (especially next Sunday since we're out of school for a week!).
Sadly, I have no knitting photos for you today, due to the darkness before leaving the house, and upon returning. Daylight Savings Time really screws with my picture taking abilities. And it's not even late in the year yet. Gah.
Instead of regale you with tales of the weekend purging and scrubbing and knitting(!), I'll wait until I have pictures to share.
But I do have a question for all ye expert types out there (and well, anyone with an opinion really). I gifted the cupcake hat and the cute momma didn't realize it was a handknit. (In all the excitement - and with three kids helping her open her gifts - she missed the note.) Then, on Friday, during our inservice, she met one of my dear knitty friends Kerri (fellow art teachers they are). And Kerri mentioned that I *probably* made the hat. Art teacher was astounded, and immediately, upon her return to school, pulled me into her room. She's a crocheter. She wants to learn to knit. What beginning books/patterns for baby items do I recommend? She has used some of Erika Knight's crochet books, but says they have received mixed reviews on Amazon. I didn't knit any baby items as a beginner, so I'm not sure what's "easy" enough. I do think she'll catch on quickly (she already understands one tool!), but the wee one is due in a few weeks (and she's already having Braxton-Hicks), so something quick and easy is the ticket.
What do you think? Let me know, and I'll pass them along. Thanks!