The December Snowflake Sock from the Sockmania KAL. Each month Anni (be sure to take a peek at the shop) sends all of those who are signed up a wonderful pattern for FREE!!!. I am using Cherry Tree Hill in Amethyst and Knit Picks undyed for the snow. I love this easy pattern, you can double the fair isle snowflakes and have them go all the way down the leg or stop one repeat. If you want to be a member of the KAL, email Anni before the end of the month and you will be on the January list.
This wonderful little snowman hat is a present for a great-neice. I used a simple hat pattern, needle felted the eyes and mouth with black roving and icorded an orange nose. The nose is stuffed with cotton batting and a "peep cleaner" thereby making it bendable. I used Elsebeth Lavold Chunky AL for the hat and nose, on size 8 needles, I had it in the stash. This is a wonderfully soft yarn if you haven't tried it, 50% Alpaca and 50% Peruvian Wool, it's great for felting as well as other chunky projects.