Matching Acorn Hats
I know I have pictures of these up on a previous post (modeled by Latté the bear and Ja-Zeppe the frog) but the recipients look great wearing them:
Angelia's Purple Fuzzy Scarf
So I'm not normally an eyelash or fuzzy yarn person, but this was for a 9 year-old girl....so fuzzy it was:
The yarn was a little hard to photograph but I think it looks better in real life than on film. Plus my little sis loved it.
Cambria's scarf wasn't much of a surprise since she had specifically asked for a scarf. Hers was the first scarf I ever knit. Yup...I managed to knit lots of other things including a sweater and socks before I ever got around to making a scarf (too boring in my opinion). This one wasn't too bad, though....it was in Patons divine on sz. 15 needles and a combination of moss stitch and drop stitches so the drop stitches helped it go really quick and gave it an airy, lacy look.
This was my first sweater I did and I think it looks really cute. I was all excited because I made it and it fit over Ja-Zeppe (the frog)' s ginormous head. Alas, froggy heads squish and baby heads don't. When we tried to put it on Elijah, his head was too big! So I had to take it home with me to unravel the neck and re-do it with a button in the back so we could get it over his big noggin. This is a picture of Ja-zeppe wearing the sweater.
I'll have to ask Cambria for a picture of Elijah once it gets to her.
and last but not least.... Joe's Sweater
This one was a little hard to pull off since I was trying to work on it when he wasn't around. That didn't work too well and all I had done by the time I left for Washington (where we did Christmas) was the sleeves and the ribbing for the bottom of the back piece. I finished the back on the plane and did most of the front once I was at my sister and brother-in-law's place but I had to finish the front, the seaming and the neck on Christmas Eve. Yup....I was up until 3 am on December 25th working on this thing.
Not the best pictures of Joe (or the sweater really) but you get the idea. I'll have the take better pictures of him wearing it now that we are home.
I think that's it. Where is the picture of Falicia (brother's girlfriend) wearing her kitty hat? Well, she didn't end up coming over on Christmas (which is the only reason I had made her something to begin with....I didn't want her to feel left out while our family opened gifts) so I kept my sweet hat for myself and have been wearing it quite a bit since then. It's not as warm as I think it would be if it were wool so I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that yet. I may need to make another one in wool for that reason but we'll see.