Third Wave of Holiday Gifts: The Kids! January 18, 2010Posted by merp in FOs, Knitting.
I am now related to several children, which I find novel and entertaining, our family having been almost 100% adult, or adult/infant, for some time. Christmas is much more fun when it centers on the under-10 set.
And kids are awesome to knit for.
Yarn: The perfectly tigerish orange was Queensland Collection Rustic Wool, and the black was Berroco Pure Merino (both superwash, both purchased at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop)
New skillz: Stranded colorwork! Ok, I have tried it once before, but it’s still new, and I still kind of suck at it. Fortunately, hats are forgiving and kids don’t care!
As several knitters noted on ravelry, the instructions for the ears are very confusing. I think I deciphered them, though, by taking some things on faith, and reading between the lines a bit. Anyhow, cute ears, huh?
That was for Nephew T., 6 years old. For Nephew D., 4, another cool hat:
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted, in stone blue and pearl
I love this pattern! This is my second, and I’m just going to keep making them. Here it is blocking, still peacefully kid-free:
And here it is devouring a child!
You can just barely see in this photo that I sewed on buttons for eyes instead of using googly eyes. They had a radial flower sort of design, which I thought looked kind of monster-creepy, but in a cheerful way.
Finally, for the girl, almost 1-1/2:
Pattern: None. Basically, I had this bear on hand, and I just started knitting.
Yarns: Stashbusting. Included bits of Knit Picks Comfy, Knit Picks Shine, and Mission Falls Cotton, all machine-washable.
Niece T. will be a Huskies fan. At least, I don’t see how it could be otherwise.
I hope I get to make a few more outfits for this bear! (Ok, laugh, but I actually took down her measurements before giving her to T.)
And finally, a pair of post-Christmas tigerrific socks are underway:
(Many thanks to Fernando for providing a suitable backdrop.)