I didn’t have the clarity to photograph the knitted gifts on most of the recipients. Rest assured that they were loved and worn. Except for the owl socks, which were loved and did fit, but were one short of a pair. That is the last of the holiday knitting I have to complete, and I just haven’t had the motivation to work on something so small. Wait – it’s a new year, I should work on that thing called honesty. IhavenothadthemotivationtoworkonitbecauseIambusymakingasparklypurplescarfformydaughter. There, I said it.
Despite that, I do have photographs of three items to show you.
The first is the Black Prince Hood from Annie Modisett. The pattern was a little bit confusing for me in the beginning and end. Once I got the hang of it, the middle was just fine. It was well received. The yarn is Berrocco Vintage – which I find myself using for a lot of projects. Soft, durable, washable – I can forgive the 50% acrylic content because it is such a beautiful, versatile yarn.
Ellette wore the hood during a game. She has been giving me the sullen kid looks lately. It worries me only a little.
I made Calvin’s new baby sister, and my goddaughter, a couple of burp clothes. You can never have enough of those. The pattern is Flower Power and it was a wonderfully quick knit.
The last thing I have to show you had been my biggest worry – the custom knit cape for Ellette. The end saw some design changes, and I was right about it being too small around the shoulders, but she loves it nonetheless.
One and a half skeins of Cascade Eco+ and less than one skein each of Cascade 128 in Forest and Cream.
I was terrified doing the steek, and must have zigged over the stitches a million times before starting the single crochet edging. I used a white knot closure instead of the buttons because it was faster.
She has been wearing the cape non-stop, which is a good sign. I want to tweak the sizing a bit and write up the pattern, but that may take awhile. Ellette also received a castle for the holidays, and became a fairy princess for the remainder of the week.
Our active week was followed by a restive snow, and I have been working hard at starting off on the right foot this year.
2013 is going to be good – I know it.