Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Ben!

I am so very thankful for my wonderful husband. He is my best friend and a loving Papa to our children. He is a hard worker and is very patient. He has been so helpful during this difficult pregnancy, he never complained when he took on my half of the load as well as his own. I love him so.
He isn't a big Birthday guy, he doesn't want to make a big deal out of his Birthday or to do anything out of the ordinary. But it is a little hard for me cause I love making Birthdays special for the people I love. My kids Birthdays are my favorite days of the year and I love making a big deal out of it.
But Ben is happy with a homemade chocolate cherry cake(that I make every year) and a hand knit hat, usually blue, his favorite color. He wears his handmade hat like his wedding ring as soon as he gets it and doesn't take it off until he loses it or the next summer comes along. See, he likes to wear my handmade hats, I am so lucky:)
This year I searched the Flock and Fiber Festival(see previous post) for the perfect yarn but everything in his color was super itchy and not good for a hat. So after being at the festival all morning I visited a Portland yarn shop in our neighborhood and found the perfect most luciouse yarn, very soft and a gorgeous blue. It is called Road to China and is made from camel,baby alpaca, cashmere, and silk. A real treat to knit with and I even have enough left over to make a pair of newborn socks:) But I am sure Ben could care less about the fancy yarn and would be perfectly happy with cheap oily acrylic yarn, but I've got to sneak the special treatment somehow, he deserves it:)
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(hat pattern is the"Regular Guy Beanie" by Chuck Wright)
I am sure the hat will look a lot better on Ben, but I haven't given to him yet;)

3 comments:

Mama Gone Green said...

Happy Birthday Ben!! Glad you finished it!

embracingitall said...

Happy birthday to Ben. What a gorgeous shade of blue. I can only imagine how soft the yarn is. I'm sure it will be well worn over winter. Jacinta

Trish said...

Happy Birthday Ben, enjoy wearing your beautiful hat. Aren't handmade things just the best!