Monday, October 19, 2009

Hats, Mittens, and a Place to Keep Them

Things are moving fast around here. We had our first frost just the other day and yesterday, only fours days later, we saw our first snow.

Over the past few weeks, I have been knitting a new hat for each member of the family and it looks like I finished them just in time.

The blue, white, and green ones are Soulemama's Favorite Hat , and the black one was knit without a pattern—a simple knit 2, purl 2 rib. (A new and fantastic use for pumpkins: hat models!)

With the hasty arrival of cold weather, I pulled out all our winter gear and was reminded that we are in desperate need of new place to store our hats and mittens. The dig-through-the-giant-bin method we have used in the past was just not going to work anymore. In previous winters, finding that one missing glove was like finding a needle in a haystack. I set out to find a shelf or small dresser, but my trip to the used furniture store turned up this cute little night stand:
It's perfect for the tiny space by the front door. Hats in the top drawer, mittens in the bottom drawer. It's easy, organized, and uncluttered. Best of all, means not sifting through that old bottomless pit of head and hand wear.

Today it'll be proper autumn weather again, so winter cold has not yet settled in for the duration. I may even have time to learn how to knit mittens before snow and ice become the norm. If I do, I know I have a great place to keep them.

1 comment:

  1. Great job on the hats, I made one of Amanda's favourite hats for my little girl last year. Love the dresser, great idea. So far we have a basket as there is no room for anything else, but one day a dresser like that would be great.