I went to Sainsbury's today and bought myself a little bottle of Innocent Smoothie (they also sell 'thickies' which made me laugh out loud) just so that I could see if I was knitting the right size hat. This is my first attempt - a cashmere Christmas Pudding. And it is now official. I am hooked on knitting teeny weeny hats. 20 mins from start to finish. I think I can spare that much time on a daily basis, so expect to see a new hat every day until dead line day.
Did I really say that? So as well as the St Dunstan's knitting, the Christmas knitting and the bag knitting, I'm also doing teeny hat knitting.
The cashier in Sainsbury's had obviously never heard of the hat project. The conversation went along the lines of:-
Me - (to myself) - Hmm, I wonder if it will fit (holding up bottle)
Her - I'm sorry?
Me - I'm buying one of these so I can try a hat on it.
Her - Pardon?
Me - I've knitted a hat to go on top of this bottle.
Her - Oh. Why?
Me - Because Innocent will give 50p to Age Concern if I do.
Her - Ohhhh, I seeeee. You knit hats for little bottles.
Me - Yes. My first is in the shape of a Christmas Pudding.
Her - Right. (Obviously wondering where on earth Security was when you needed them)
Me - You sell them near Christmas, you must have seen them.
Her - Um no, can't say I have. (Sarah, ring the bell for me)
Me - Oh yes, you sold them last year, they are hoping to have half a million hats knitted for them this year.
Her - OK, I can see my supervisor calling me, I must go now, good bye.
Sane, normal, it's everyone else who's odd, not me.
Thanks for all the help about the bag. My Fairy Godmother has come to my aid and has let me swap some of her mini skeins so hopefully I can finish the bag in time for Ally Pally and stuff it with yarn!