Thursday, May 18, 2006

A hat for Jeff Corwin!

I am such a dork. Chris and I went to see Jeff Corwin in Plymouth last weekend, and the night before I decided that I should knit Jeff one of my animal hats. The hat was really cool in my opinion -- a soft, warm navy silk, cashmere, wool blend (I think?), with a lighter blue snake winding across the front. At the event, lots of kids got to go up on stage and hold big snakes, porcupines, etc. Afterwards, we stood in line to have our book signed and give him the hat. He seemed exhausted after the almost two-hour talk, and unfortunately, way too hot to put on a wool hat. But he did say he will wear it when he goes jogging...

Somerville open studios

On May 7 & 8, I sold some knit things and jewelry at "Cafe Crista" (Christina & Ed's house) during the Somerville open studios. Here are photos of my tiny table with hats, earrings (yup, that's an IKEA wine rack being used as the display), wristwarmers, scarves and a little pouch with a cat button on it. Christina was kind enough to model one of the scarves for me. There are also close-ups of the cat pouch and one pair of earrings.