Some time last November, as Dale and Hannah and I were riding in the car together, she showed me a picture on her phone and said, KNIT THIS FOR ME. It was a random picture from someone’s tumblr of a little girl wearing a hood that looked like a fox. Very cute. Very Hannah. Very not-on-my-radar.
I said nothing about it but quietly began looking for the pattern and found it on Ravelry without too much trouble. I hiked over to Michael’s to buy the bulky yarn it called for and I cast on a few weeks before Christmas. Of course, I couldn’t work on it when Hannah was home and it was a busy time of year and, well, it didn’t get finished for Christmas.
And then it languished. You know how it is. Until I thought – Valentine’s Day! Finish it for Valentine’s Day. And so I did and it was gifted and received with great surprise and much enthusiasm. She has been wearing it lots and lots and getting compliments and demands from her friends for me to knit more. (I won’t.)
Finally, last Saturday, we took photos. Please to note: it was snowing. For the 10th weekend in a row.
My girlie loves to pose wearing handknits as much as ever and we had a fun time of it despite the wind and snow.
The pattern is very well written, comes in multiple sizes, and knits up fast on bulky yarn. The finishing and the ears and stuff are a wee bit fiddly but not too bad.
And the end result is so adorable that I didn’t even care about those fiddly bits.
In closing, I just have one question for you. What does the fox say?
You’re welcome for the ear worm. Consider it my April Fool’s Day gift to you.