Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Few Little Things

There will be no WIP Wednesday today. I've been working exclusively on my Malabrigo Clapotis and it doesn't look all that different from last week. Actually, it does look somewhat different as it has doubled in size but since I'm halfway through the decreases right now I'm hoping for a FO post some time this weekend. In lieu of a WIP to show you, I thought I'd talk about a few small projects I knit in December.

As I'm sure many of you would agree, one of the best things about Ravelry and the online knitting community in general is the ability to make friends with people all over the world. Tam is one such friend. We met in the wedding planning community on Rav and just hit it off. Last fall, when she told me that she was pregnant, I was so excited that I just had to make something for her. I couldn't even wait until she found out if it was a boy or a girl. I usually worry about the gender neutrality of colours and go with green to be on the safe side but this time I was able to be neutral and still have fun. 
This poor misshapen thing is actually a baby bear hat.  I'm sure it will look much cuter on a little one. Tam, make sure you take pictures!
Yarn: Elann Superwash Worsted (which is totally misnamed since it knits to dk gauge)
Modification: shortening the ears

In December I was procrastinating from working on Granny's tall socks so I decided to whip off some Christmas tree ornaments for some of my coworkers.

I took this basic pattern and had fun with it. I don't know how well you can see it in this picture (clearly my idea of using the tree as a model isn't panning out so well) but the ornament in the bottom right has beads on it. My coworkers loved their presents and were so impressed that I'd made them. 

Next up, on Random Friday, I will introduce you to my favourite new toy.


Anonymous said...

Hee, that bear hat is cute. I love the ornaments too. :)

Anonymous said...

That bear hat is super cute! I can't wait to put it on my baby! You will definitely get pictures!