|I'm calling it the Upsa Daisy. Isn't she cute?|
Does anyone remember a set of books from the early 80s about plucky heroines, each book titled after the main character? Titles like Caroline, Elizabeth, and others? I was probably around ten years old when I was reading them, and they were so dreamy to me. They were historical fiction, and the title character always had two problems. One, she had an historically important problem of the time. I distinctly remember one book where the girl was a Suffragette. And her second, not quite so historically important problem, but the Biggest Problem In the World? TWO suitors! Who did she pick? The (good) reader never knew until the last chapter. Always the last chapter. Not a "good" reader (then, as now), I
Anyway, that is why I'm showing you the finished hat first. But now I'm telling you that I had the pink part finished for a week before I could get up the mojo to knit the six white petals. Once I did it, it took about twenty minutes, tops.
|Petals at the ready|
|No real science to it, just pin and go.|
|It is amazing how many of my knitting pictures look like this, with a glass of wine in the background.|
|Not exact, but perfect nonetheless.|
And of course, the gratuitous picture of a fluffy dog.
|Brett, examining the finished product.|