Friday, December 14, 2007

Winter Wonderland

We are supposed to get snow clobbered this weekend, so in the spirit of "let it snow, let it snow", these are what I have been working on.

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.

He's a cutie, I will use this next year for a few baby/toddler gifts. Easy knit finished in one night, felted and dryed for two days, needle felted in about an hour.


Kris said...

The snowman hat is adorable. That's a great idea.

Arianwen said...

The hat is lovely! I am sure she will be chuffed! I like the the socks too, what weight wool are they?