I finished Odessa today, a quick but satisfying knit for a good friend of mine. She remarked once that she liked one of the ribbed beanies I made, and I thought this made for a more feminine look that I knew seemed more like her.
Odessa's original pattern called for beads to be knitted with the yarn, but I opted not to include the beads, since she has a little tot at home and I didn't want to send over a choking hazard! I do think however, that when I knit this hat again, I will definitely include it! The pattern itself is not that difficult.
Peek-a-boo! I see you!
It's a slouchy version of Odessa. I knit the body using size 7 needles and knit it a little deeper before decreasing at the top of the hat. I used Knit Picks Cotton Linen, which I think will be more appropriate for her part of the country. It will be a great spring hat!
I spent a great deal of this weekend and today knitting this hat, reading this book, and reflecting on the privilege of when I was born and my life in this country. That my life would have been so different had I been born even 25 years before or if my family had emigrated elsewhere when I was a child. My Filipino-Chinese-Scotch-Irish-butulimatelyAmerican children are constant reminders of the successes of social changes, changes led by fine Americans, such as Martin Luther King Jr.
Social changes, of which, I am so eternally grateful for.
"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now" - MLK Jr.
I hope you all had a great weekend!