Having done a crummy job filling our Christmas stockings, I tried hard to make this year's Valentine's Day treats special. I baked our now traditional giant, heart shaped linzer cookies, and spent a month or two dreaming up and acquiring "sursies."
When Adam joined us at the March for Life, he wore a hat I had knitted for Joe years ago. That gave me the idea of making one for his very own. I couldn't find my previous pattern, so I located something similar online, bought yarn, and started knitting.
Fortunately it was a quick project--by the time my supplies were gathered, I had only a few days to finish. Here it is (modeled by Joseph), in Notre Dame colors:
The hat isn't perfect. It's too big, for one thing. I hear Adam was able to wear it OVER another hat (maybe a good thing in a South Bend winter)! The top is also sort of weirdly flat, but that's okay, too.
It was fun to knit something so simple. I could pick it up anytime, watch Netflix, hold a conversation, etc. It was also portable, unlike the cabled lap blanket that's my on-again, off-again project. I'm considering creating more hats and felted potholders soon. They're not necessarily impressive, but I so enjoyed having a short-term, portable craft in the works.