I’m a bit behind on sharing knitting projects and thought I’d catch up here. First up, I made E a new hat using the Garter Ear Flap Hat pattern from Purl Bee (Ravelry notes here). I’d made this hat once before and it’s a fun knit. I had a partial skein of Madelinetosh yarn leftover from making E mittens last winter. As you can see, the mittens are well used at preschool. I loved the idea of making the hat match but wasn’t sure I had enough yarn.
I finished the hat with only a bit of yarn left. But then E decided that the hat needed a strap because it tends to slide up. I think this pattern runs small because I made her the kid size and her head is average. I used the tiny bit of leftover yarn to add a little button strap.
O outgrew all his hats from last winter so I made him a little striped hat (notes here). The pattern called for sock yarn to make a baby size hat. I using dk and worsted weight yarn and made a few modification to fit his big toddler head. I’m new to stripes and don’t like the way I changed yarn. I’ve since learned a better way, but this one is a mess from inside and none too pretty from the back. Despite being messy it’s held together and it stays on his head nicely. It was a fun project because the three yarns I used are all from previous knitting projects for O- two vests and his baby sweater.
I also made him a pair of mittens (notes here) to match. It hasn’t been very cold this winter and mittens get in the way of his rock collecting and climbing. But they do make a nice set.
Finally, I made E an In Threes Cardigan (Ravelry notes here). I wasn’t able to get any proper modeled shots because she’s not a fan. But I did love the pattern and the yarn E picked is a pretty color. It is big enough to fit a while, so maybe this one will see some wear in the future. I especially love the metal buttons.
While knitting this cardigan I also developed some upper back and shoulder pain that seems to get worse when knitting. So I’m taking a knitting break and started in on a cross stitch project instead. I’ve had this Winterwoods ABC kit for a couple years and it’s been a delight to work on so far.
And now, off to do some KCW preparations. Both kids are set for winter clothing but I couldn’t resist planning a few projects anyway.