a cat and a hat

here are a couple of quick knits that made great christmas gifts.

first a squishy little kitty for esmé.  the easy pattern is from this book.  instead of the sleepy face the pattern suggests, i gave mine this funny awake expression. i also decided to do stripes for the body, which made it a little tricky to sew up the side seams, but it worked out okay…  oh, and at the last minute i couldn't resist adding a skinny little tail.  this is a great project for using up scraps (the mustard yarn is leftover from this sweater).    i think he turned out pretty sweet.

Knitty Kitty 1

Knitty Kitty 2

and i made a hat for david!  he chose the pattern and the yarn and they combined to make a pretty cool cap.  it's the wanderer cap from this book (also available on ravelry).  the yarn is madelinetosh vintage (color: whiskey barrel) which is superwash wool and is so soft.  it fits david perfectly and looks great.  the pattern was easier than i thought and i like how the zigzags on the sides spiral into the top point.

wanderer knit cap

wanderer knit cap

wanderer knit cap
if you'd like you can find my knitting projects on ravelry.

1 comment:

  1. Love the kitty, so cute! Reminds me of a softie cat I make for little ones from old sweaters....