I finally got around to taking some pictures of my finished hats that I knitted for Caps for Good, and thought you might like to know that I'm not just making this all up. :) I ended up with a total of ten hats, all of which took roughly two hours each. They were easy to make, and it was so satisfying to complete something while watching a movie. I tried to keep the colors somewhat gender-neutral, although the beige might be a bit more boyish, and the purple might be a bit more girly. Although I certainly wouldn't die of mortification if Espen wore a hat in that color! :)
Now all that remains for me is to write and attach the little tags that go with them. I really like the idea of being able to include a personal message to whomever receives my hats, I just need to decide what I want to write, and then I can mail them off.
Yesterday was a lovely day, and I so enjoyed that Nick was able to take the day off work for his birthday and spend it with me and Espen. After opening presents and generally lazing around the house all morning, we went up to Maple Lake for a walk. We were the only ones there, so it was quiet, private and beautiful. We all really enjoyed being outside, especially Espen who chattered excitedly the whole way while brandishing a leaf, and then promptly fell asleep in the car on the way home. More days off with my family, please!