Thanks so much for all the apron love on the last post. And if I had known that you would've enjoyed my washer/dryer delivery story so I would have shared more details of this bizarre delivery. Like the fact that they telephoned me from my driveway, repeatedly, to tell me that they were terrified of my pups. And how at one point they ran back to the Sears truck so quickly to get away from my dog, who was busy sniffing their tires, that one of them twisted his ankle and complained about it for the entire time they were here!
But enough about that because it's time to move on. And now that I have finally finished up the last 2010 holiday season gift I feel I can do just that.
On December 18, after three years of taekwondo training, both of my boys earned their first degree black belts. I actually wrote a post about this but never published it because the gloomy morning light and the fact that the entire belt presentation & tea ceremony is done with the lights off resulted in some less than attractive photos.
I did post about their Black Belt Recommended testing here. After the testing I presented my boys with small gifts to let them know how very proud we are of them. This prompted Shelby, who also earned her black belt that morning, to ask me to knit her a hat for Christmas. She told me that she doesn't care what style I knit so long as it's black. I must say that I don't like to knit hats for non-knitters because they don't know what to expect and are rarely happy with the results. Plus Shelby, standing on the left between my guys, is an eighteen year old girl and a college freshman which places her in the most-difficult-to-please-with-a-knit category. This is why I gifted Shelby a very nice (store bought) scarf and an insulated mug for Christmas. I didn't even attempt to knit a black hat for a teenage girl.
Long story short, she opens the gift, immediately puts on the scarf and tells me she loves it. Then she tells me that she really needed a new insulated cup and thanks me for it. I assume i'm home free when she asks about the hat. I explained that she may not like what I knit and that I didn't have time to get washable black wool with my kiddos home over winter break. Shelby stood firm, told me that she really wanted me to knit her a hat and that she would love whatever I knit.
Which, by the way, looks adorable on my six year old.
It's not truly black. It's very slouchy. And it may be a tad large...
But it is 'close' to black in color. And it's 'kinda' fun in a teenage girl sorta way.
And it looks fabulous paired with pink polka dot boots!
Best of all, Abigail enjoyed modeling it - and didn't even try to take it off once!
I must go now. It's time to feed my kiddos dinner #1.
Then off to taekwondo (where I will gift Shelby her hat).
I will see you all back here around 8:30 tonight - after I have fed my kiddos dinner #2 and tucked them into bed.