Our First Week Of Summer

>> Monday, June 22, 2009

Ok. One week of summer down....how many to go.... I have been making my lists and loving the Internet. There are so many crafty and creative parents out there and I am trying to ensure that we have a fun filled summer. Crafting, playing, beach fun, friend fun, barbecue's, cooking and such.

The kids I and made these silhouettes for Father's Day. They really turned out cute and were inexpensive and priceless all at the same time :)

The tutorial is here. This was fun, easy, the kids did all the painting which they always enjoy and I just handled the ummm technical aspect.

I also finished up the skull hat for my little boy. I modified it down by leaving out some skulls to fit his noggin and it fits beautifully. Unfortunately he wasn't really all that hip on wearing a wool beanie in 85 degree weather for a photo shoot so this shot will have to do. I used Cascade 220 superwash for the yarn and went one size down on the needles. Pattern is We Call Them Pirates (ravelry), super easy to follow, fast, and fun. I am still working steadily on my hedgerow coat but I think all of these small knits are making me too used to instant gratification because I want to be done already. I think I'll get one more hat in before the month is up....

Make sure to check out Chris's topographie & Gretel


Chris June 22, 2009 at 8:58 PM  

I love the silhouettes! Isn't the pirate hat fun to make? Yours looks great!

Anonymous June 23, 2009 at 3:47 AM  

The silhouettes are lovely - what a great idea! I haven't made that hat, but my son loves the bmp knucks I made for him last Chistmas - the hat reminded me of them.

Jessica June 23, 2009 at 4:06 AM  

That hat is great...I'm spending a lot of time knitting going "will I really wear this hat in july???" It will be perfect for cooler months, though!

Pom Pom June 23, 2009 at 5:09 AM  

I love all the ideas on The Crafty Crow! Your project is darling and I'm sure the kids loved it! The skull beanie is cute! You are smart to partake in small endeavors and you've encouraged me to find a smaller project so my knitting doesn't feel so looooooooong! Great post!

Kristyn Knits June 23, 2009 at 6:09 AM  

love the silhouettes! have to check out the link. thanks for sharing!!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: June 23, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

What a great project for Father's Day. It is fun to play and just be a child. Why do we have to grown up?

The pirate hat is adorable ~ won't be long before he wants that on first thing in the morning!

Mama King June 23, 2009 at 10:59 AM  

Hi, thanks for letting me know that you tried the silhouettes. They came out so cool! But I have to say I am in complete awe of your knitting skills. Wow! Your hat is so cool!

Gigi June 23, 2009 at 7:32 PM  

Love the silhouettes -- so sweet! My mom used to teach 1st grade, and every year she did silhouettes of all her students for them to give their mothers on Mother's Day. I can still remember her sitting in the den late at night cutting them out in order to get them all done in time.

sweetp June 24, 2009 at 12:06 AM  

Love the silhouettes! very cool. crafty crow is a good website for ideas for kids, i always go there in the holidays for some ideas

Kathy... June 25, 2009 at 11:03 AM  

Most cherished of gifts, that's for sure. We have similar silhouettes of the kids....they were done in their kindergarten classes. Priceless!

Nice hats you've been making too. Enjoy your summer.....

Sam June 25, 2009 at 6:42 PM  

That's a great beanie! The portraits are really cute too.

Annie June 30, 2009 at 8:22 AM  

Hope you are still enjoying your summer. How was The Thirteenth Tale? Looks good.
Those silhouettes are very precious. What a thoughtful gift.

Anonymous July 1, 2009 at 10:54 AM  

fun hat! :)

UK lass in US July 2, 2009 at 12:01 PM  

The silhouettes look great. I hadn't heard of removable contact paper before. That hat is fantastic. I think my son would want to wear it, even on a hot hot hot day like today...

Katt July 20, 2009 at 5:04 AM  

i love that pirates hat!!!

and the silhouettes are a gread idea and very cute :)

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