On Saturdays, Miss Missy goes to horse riding, and while she is having her lesson, I take the Young Lad to the park up the road so he can play in the playground. Last weekend we noticed lots of acorns on the ground. He was quite fascinated by them, with lots of exclamations of "What's that, Mum? What's that?!"
He gathered up handfuls of them, some with caps, some without. I used to love collecting acorns when I was small, and helicopters (sycamore ones, that is) and conkers. Especially conkers: I loved the beautiful, swirly, shiny patterns they have.
While we were admiring all the acorns, I had a sudden idea: how cute would a knitted acorn cap be for a little baby? I haven't made up my own knitting patterns for years, although I used to when I was making dolly clothes, but I really think I should give it a go.
What do you think? Cute, no?