Sunday, July 23, 2006
here be pirates
I'm sworn to keep my latest project a secret, especially from the world of the knit-blog. So I'm photographing yesterday's baking instead (a cherry and Hoegaarden clafoutis). I found the recipe while surfing for variations on cherry pie the other day. It was pretty good, but I'd use less sugar next time. And maybe add a squeeze of lemon to sweeter cherries. But I tend to use less sugar, I like my sweets tart.
But I can still blog about other people's knitting. How cute is this felted kids pirate hat? This is quite an old pattern, but the wonderful blogger who designed it has just put up a pirate argyle chart.
I know many adults who'd love one of these. Including my little brother. He is so straight-laced the guy dropped out of a Music degree, cut his hair and got a job where he has to wear a suit. Very much the wrong way round. But behind the shirt and tie lies a sometimes surreal of humor and rather childish love of toys. Plus he was one of those kids who spent most of his early childhood in fancy dress. Lots of Pirates, Robin Hood, Peter Pan, Teenage Nutant Ninja Turtles, Knights of the Round Table, Spies... but mainly Superman. The child was convinced he could fly.
It's his 21st birthday in October. Maybe I could knit him a cape.