Sometime in December or January, I promised N I would make him a Flyer's Hat. I meant I would knit it. I told him we could go pick out the yarn together and he got very excited about this. He was super excited to see and feel the yarn and he kept petting the yarn. Then came the picking of the pattern and, boy howdy, was he angry!
Here are the two types of hat he wanted me to knit him: baseball cap or construction hat. When I told him that I could knit neither of those hats, he set up a howl and had a tantrum which resulted in me telling him, "Fine! I'll never knit you a hat!" (I was in my eighth month of pregnancy, so I wasn't exactly rational either.)
After a lot of talking through, I realized I had to just ignore him and knit the hat I was prepared to knit. It worked out. I did have to bribe him with chocolate to get these photos though.
Project: N's Flyers Hat (ravel it!)
Pattern: Seaman's Cap
Yarn: Random Soft Yarn From Yarnings
Needles: Some Addi Turbos in 5 and 7
The sad part is that though I love love love the black yarn I used, I have no idea what yarn it is. I do know it is different yarn from the orange yarn, but I don't mind so much. They are both soft, but the orange is crisp and the black is extra fuzzy soft. I mean, see how it looks so nice in the black part, but my stitches look uneven and kind of sucky in the orange?! That's because the orange is so good at showing my uneven and sad stitch definition.
P made N wear this hat while ice skating, and I've made him put it on a time or two. I'm hoping by the time that next winter rolls around, he'll be a little easier to talk into wearing this. We're already drilling him on how much he loves the Flyers this playoff season. " No, N, the New Jersey Devils are called that because they are literally EVIL. They are made of evil." Don't worry. I might have said that, but I later rescinded and when he told me that they were the bad guys, I admitted that the reason I didn't like them was because they are too good at hockey. We got into a little fight before I clarified that being anti-Flyers does not make you an actual devil, just a devil in name. I didn't tell N my theory that Martin Brodeur might actually have sold his soul to the devil.
But, tell me the truth, my readers -- does this look like a future Flyers player to you?