I'm sorry - I know it's the middle of February, but I have a teensy bit more Christmas knitting to share with you. Blogging at the holidays is so hard, too many people to see the posts and have their surprises spoiled - so I'm forced to drag it out after the holidays are over in order to share it all with you.
One of my as-yet-unshared projects was this Dino Sweater for my niece, Nomers. (My nickname for her - her real name is Naomi.). She is 5 years old, and she is obsessed with dinosaurs. I wanted to make her a sweater this year, and while a nice purple sweater would have been just fine, and nice purple sweater with a dinosaur knitted in is only like a gajillion times better, right? Sorry - no pics of her in the sweater, yet...still waiting...Jennifer...hint...hint.
- Pattern: my own - chunky top-down raglan cardigan, with the Roo Designs Dino pattern knit into the center back
- Yarn: Cascade 128 Merino Superwash, 4 sk 1968 Rainier Heather, 1 sk 1919 Turtle
- Needles: 6,5mm (US 10 1/2)
- Size: Nomer's size. I measured her and knit accordingly, but don't ask me what that was now
- Buttons: 5 medium wood slices
My last bit of Christmas-time knitting was a custom stocking for lil' CC, the daughter of my beautiful friend Julie. Julie is part of a group we like to call the Six Pack, because we're silly like that, and we all met and became close friends during our time in grad school at the University of Arizona in Tucson. We are such good friends that I consider those SixPackers to be family, and family gets custom Christmas stockings. (Just don't tell this to Mallory, whose stocking is only half-finished - she didn't know the difference this year and I promise it'll be done before next Christmas!).
- Pattern: custom stocking, using charts passed on to me by Jillian, the stocking maven and Christmas Stocking Class teacher here at KAH
- Yarn: Cascade 220 Tweed, Heathers, Nashua Creative Focus Mohair (snowman)
- Needles: 4,0mm (US6)
You may notice it's a lot like the stocking I knit for Campbell, and that's because that's how Jules wanted it!
OK - that wraps up the Christmas knitting. Every year I swear I'm going to get started early, and I never do. I'm not swearing that this year. I hereby promise to procrastinate my Christmas knitting until the last possible minute, and at the least after Thanksgiving. So there!
How's your Olympic knitting going?