Jeremy’s phrenology head is coming in very handy as a model for baby hats. This one has wildcat ears for a fellow Northwestern Wildcats fan. I wasn’t entirely happy with how the wildcat paw booties worked out, but they’re still pretty cute.
Can competitive-eating champion Takeru Kobayashi beat a tiny hamster in a hot-dog-eating contest???
I’ve been wanting to make one of these hats ever since I first saw the pattern, but it took me a while to get around to it. Jeremy’s phrenology head is modelling for me since I didn’t have the adorable recipient around in person. The hat was fun to make, and I’ve mastered the loops and tricky pigtail placement, so if you want to turn a small person of your own acquaintance into a Cabbage Patch Kid, let me know.
This online trivia league sounds fun, but it’s very hard to join.
Mallory Ortberg at The Toast usually makes children’s stories horrific, but this time she retells a horrific one more cheerfully.
This little crayfish crawled out of the pond while I was watching the ducks.
I had to stay overnight in San Francisco on my way back from Peru, and I spent a peaceful afternoon at the botanic gardens.