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