My needles have been clicking away the past few days...two of hubby's co-workers are married and having a little girl in October, so of course he asked for some handknits to give them. No worries...I had a few ideas in mind.
First up, a bunny...I've made a few of these for baby showers, so this has become a go-to pattern for me. This time I dressed it up a bit by using some alpaca blend yarn. All this little guy needs is a tail. The yarn sheds a bit, but I couldn't resist the softness!!
Then I got thinking...what handknits did I love the most for the Diva when she was a baby? Of course the sweaters my Mom made were my favorites, but the one thing that got the most attention was a pumpkin hat that a neighbor made for her. She wore that thing for more than a year, and some of our favorite photos of her are in the hat. So I decided, October babies MUST have a pumpkin hat!
With that said, here is another recent creation. I am quite proud of this hat. I had never ventured into colorwork before, so this was a big step for me. I must say, my stitches are carried nicely inside and they seemed to come out pretty even.
My goal is to design a hat for the bunny too, so this will be a matching set. If that doesn't work out, I'm not going to sweat it. I'm happy with both items just the way they are.
I mentioned in my last post that I have been working on squares for some WCOBBS patchwork blankets. I made this butterfly square the other day. I need to block it, but otherwise it is ready to get seamed into a blanket. I now have enough crochet squares to make two full blankets, so that it next on my crafting agenda. Then I'll start making some more knit squares to finish off a few more blankets.
So, that's what I've been up to this week. Today is rainy and yucky outside, so we'll see what I can get done inside.