Wednesday, November 04, 2015

november post 4: that granny square hat

In which I share two topics dear to my heart: granny squares and the virtue of having an ongoing series photo project (ha! You thought I was going to say Zoe and Bobo, two topics also dear tomy heart. OBVIOUSLY).
The usual suspects. She put the plastic rats, shown under her arm, on his head after the hat came off.
A while back I saw this granny square hat on Pinterest, called the Rainbow Beanie, which linked to a tutorial. I love me a granny square project on the side of the knitting, it is all about playing with scraps of color. I figured why not use leftover yarns from Zoe's blanket to make her one.The tutorial itself comes down on the super chatty side of things, but it'll get you going.  Sometimes less is more, in the instructions, if you know what I mean. The hat itself is a keeper- and gets pulled out of the  basket by the front door with some regularity.  Year round, whether she needs a hat or not (I am sure many would agree with her, that you always need a hat).  I am tempted to make a less Grateful Dead-ish one for myself, like Fiorella by Courtney Kelley. Though I suspect it'll still have that hippiechick look on me.(Even worse, aging stuck in time hippiechick. Not a pretty category).

This photo was  in my Instagram feed (I am @galezucker on Instagram), it's part of a series I started 18 months ago  #dailyzoe   Zoe, the easiest kid on earth has one thing she is particular about. It began as soon as she could point and grunt. She likes to put together her own clothing. She has opinions.  Since I care not at all what people think of her outfits, and she's been dressing herself since she 2, this works out well for us all.

It's more than a little overindulgent, I get that. But just as I always have a granny square project going on, I like to have a little photo series underway, something that I can keep adding to, that can be a signature of sorts, and a little bit of a challenge, trying to keep it from getting too repeititve . It's all shot on my phone cam,so it's short and sweet and easy to upload to Instagram and FB.It's a creative doodle, who doesn't love a creative doodle? You can see more at #dailyzoe  on Instagram.

8 comments:

Carole Julius said...

I love your photos of Zoe!

maryse said...

How can we not love a daily Zoe? You are the grandmother. It's your job to be indulgent.

My cameras are getting dusty with non use. A photo series is the best way to get out of that rut. I just have to find mine.

margene said...

We could all learn from Zoe. Be who you are, even the aging hippiechickthing is AWESOME! You could rock a granny square hat in a Boho sort of way. Go for it. I love your daily Zoe on Instagram!

Mary Lou said...

Daily Zoe is fab! And keep on trucking with the granny hats. But please, no bobbles.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Granny Squares WITH bobbles Mary Lou!

Vicki Knitorious said...

I love every installment of #dailyzoe and look forward to them!!

steph said...

I thought all of us hippiechicks we're ageless. Please tell me I'm not wrong!!!!! (Love the hat)

Ellen Bloom said...

I am sooooo glad that you are still enamored with Granny Squares! Zoe is the perfect model for hippie-boho chic!!