Sunday, February 17, 2008

Awwww....

I have been busily working on finishing up some baby items for my friend Leah, who (as evidence by the photo below) is one of the cutest pregnant ladies ever. Leah would be classified under the "one of my favorite people of all time" category. I met her in high school and she, being several years older, acted sort of as my adopted big sister during those years. She married a wonderful man (also pictured below) my sophomore year of hs and now is expecting a little baby girl within the next few weeks.

Can you even handle how cute she is? I can't. Speaking of cute...

Enter the most adorable baby hat ever. (I should make it known ahead of time that ruffles excite me almost as much as poms do)

This hat, graciously modeled by Mr. Pumpkin, makes me so unbelievably happy. My mom had made one [Ravelry] several years back and I um..."borrowed" the pattern from her so I could make one while I was at school.

Why the holes in it you ask? Well, in a few days this hat is going to get even cuter (as if that's even possible) than it already is. Yes, ribbons get tied through those little holes and are looped around the whole hat. The original pattern called for twice as many ribbons as will be on mine since I think there is a very fine line between "adorable ribbons" and "nauseating ribbons". I'm opting for adorable. More photos and pattern info coming once it's actually finished, I just couldn't resist showing it early. Oh, and I almost forgot....

One of the coolest features of the Artist's Koolhas hat was that it was the first time I'd been able to use my new labels (!) given to me by the artist's sister--we'll call her "Lindsey". This was such a thoughtful gift from her and I absolutely love them! Thank you so much Lindsey!

9 comments:

Catherine said...

I love the tags! I have some too, but they are not nearly as cute as yours.

I can't wait to see the finished hat. The ribbons sound very intriguing!

mari said...

Cute hat and I love the tags. :)

Kara said...

Oh the baby hat is too cute! And you are going to add ribbon?! It is just too much!

Oh, and love the labels.

gay said...

i bought some 100%cotton lables a few years back and but i got tired of sewing them into things i knit so they are missing somewhere in my stuff. my neice always asks for the labels them when i make her something. she is now pregnanat so i'd best get started on a baby something or other with a gaysknits label

Dianne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. That baby hat is too cute for words. I can't wait to see the ribbons you choose. (Congratulations to your friend on the upcoming little one!)

rachel iufer said...

your friend is adorable, the hat is adorable the tags are adorable. i'd give this post an all around rating of "adorable" :)

Peter said...

Those tags are so sweet! What a good idea. It actually makes the hat look more professional (if that's possible.)

Melissa said...

What a cool label. I love how your friends are doing the stereotypical pregnant pose.

Dorm Bedding said...

That hat is too adorable...almost makes me want a little one of my own just so I can dress her up :)