When Shannon was pregnant with Emil she had this vision of a little pod style bunting as a photo prop. Together we researched different pattern books and she decided on a couple that she liked. Then I began the seach for yarn, and in my usual (often rediculous, I know, but that's a whole other post in itself) fashion, chose a blend of some pretty spendy natural merino and alpaca. Blues and shades of tan/brown. I also had some hand spun, wildly artistic yarn in my stash from years ago (complete with long curly sheep tendrils) that I used for the border. And this is what we got:
But in real life, Shannon preferred the organic cotton pods that were more washable. This little spendy pod got very little use. But more importantly there was a project full of the softest yarn ever! So while I stayed with them last month I took the opportunity to frog the pod (that sounds like a dance move) and recycle the yarn into this little hat:
I knitted it from a free raverly download called The Aviatrix. The pattern was a bit confusing at the beginning, but once established it went fairly quickly.
Coziness, relived. It's a little big but should last the winter.